Peonies of Luoyang

Flowers are huge in Chinese culture. The city of Luoyang 洛阳 is famous for peonies (mǔdān, 牡丹). I went there in April a few years ago, when the flowers are in bloom and when many events and expos are held in the city’s numerous botanical gardens.

Below are photos taken on that and other of my several visits to Luoyang – the peony motif embellishes the town year-round! Swipe down and enjoy my collage of flowers and products made with their petals: candies, cookies, jelly, liquors, artworks and so on.