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Taiyuan, the capital city of north China's Shanxi Province, is famous as the City of Coal and Iron in China. With a history of 2500 years, Taiyuan used to be the military fortress town in North China, enjoying the reputation of the Northern Gate to Central China. It is very convenient to reach other places of Shanxi Province from Taiyuan, such as Pingyao Ancient Town and Datong. See Taiyuan Transportation

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Taiyuan is not only can be a transfer station to other places of Shanxi Province. If your time permits, it is really worth a one-day tour. Rich history endowed Taiyuan with abundant of historical relics, such as Jinci Temple built in North Wei Dynasty which is highlights at Zhou cypresses, Never Aging Spring, and the Lady's-maid Statue of Song Dynasty;Tianlongshan Grottoes, a good place to appreciate the artistic charm of the Chinese grottos; Longshan Grotto, the biggest and best well-preserved Taoism grotto complex in Yuan Dynasty; the symbols of Taiyuan, Twin Pagoda Temple; Chongshan Temple, which houses a eleven-face Kwan-yin with thousands of hands and eyes, and Shanxi Museum, which exhibits the rare bronze goblets of the Yin Dynasty.

Design Your Own Tour to Taiyuan.

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Wang Family's Compound (in Chinese is Wang Jia Dayuan) is situated in Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County, Shanxi Province. 150 km away from Taiyuan, 12 km east of static or famous historical and cultural towns. The world's cultural heritage from the ancient city ...Read More
In Chinese, Qiyun literally means high as the clouds. Qiyunshan is a less famous attraction in comparison to Huangshan and Jiuhuashan. Much effort is put into preserving the Taoist culture on the mountain. Mt. Qiyun, which has been known as land of white ...Read More
The Zhenguo Temple is located in Hedong Village, 12 kilometers (7 miles) northeast of Pingyao, 85 kilometers south of Taiyuan. The temple was built in the year 963, in the 7th year of the reign of Emperor Tianhui in the Northern Han Dynasty. The Wanfo Hall, ...Read More

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by Herman 2011-05-23
The Qiao family Compound was built in 1756 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is located sixty kilometers (37.3 miles) south of Taiyuan, the provincial capital of Shanxi, and about twenty kilometers (12.4 miles) north of Pingyao. The buildings have been well maintained despite the fact that the Qiao's family had lost their influence by the 1940's. The ...
by Addo 2011-05-23
Lying 40 km to the northwest of Taiyuan, Tianlong Mountain has an altitude of 1,700 meters and is part of the Luliang Mountain range. This mountain is famous for its beautiful scenery and world-famous Buddhist grottoes. The Tianlong Grottoes have 25 caves scattered in the cliffs halfway up the western and eastern peaks of Tianlong Mountain. They were first ...
by Tailor 2011-05-23
Yingze Park, situated at the central part of Yingze Street, is the largest park in central Taiyuan. Covering an area of 61 hectares, the most interesting feature of the park is an old library, which was built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).