South of the Yellow River, Luohe's 2.5 million industrious denizens preside over the city's 8,000 years of history, both ancient and modern. Tree-lined streets mark this National Garden City where horticulture and food production are major industries. The 2,600 square kilometers of Luohe includes nearly 45% forest coverage with wonderful resorts and sightseeing for visitors."
In feudal times, Luohe was the site of the first recorded alliance between Chinese warring states. Here eight lords allied to attack Chu in 656 BC. Luohe was also the site of two important Southern Song Dynasty victories. The notable generals Yue Fei and Yang Zaixing carried out these campaigns. To honor General Yang and his victory over the numerically superior Jin forces, Luohe erected the Yang Zaixing Mausoleum.
Reaching further back in history, Luohe's Jia Lake Ruins house ancient cultural artifacts. These exquisite relics feature remarkably preserved tortoise shells and animal bones marked with primitive Chinese characters. Among the most celebrated finds is a seven-toned bird bone flute. For the sake of perspective, the Jia Lake Ruins predate the Egyptian Hieroglyph by 1,000 years and the Anyang Ruins by 4,000, making this site among China's oldest.
Luohe's fast-developing tourism industry features international interest in Nanjiecun Town, known as the "Last Mao City" and home to many faithful adherents of the Chairman's communist ideals. Those interested in Chinese festivals choose to visit Central China's celebrated food festivals. Meanwhile, the Shahe River, Lihe River, Kaiyuan Forest Park and Binhe Garden are well-regarded natural settings for nature lovers. And for the commercially minded, the region's industrial workings are accessible with the Shuanghui Group and the Aodeli Group, or agriculturally with the Longyun Group and Beixu Group.