Shanxi, covered with precipitous mountains and walled by choppy rivers, paints a huge scene of magnificence.


Yellow River, running 965 kilometers, surges into glories of Shanxi’s Beauty.


The Great Wall, meandering 3,500 kilometers, witnesses the change of civilization over millenniums.


Taihang Mountains, stretching across 800 miles, forms the world-class adventure’s paradise with its sheer cliffs.


Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, P.R.China, is located in the central part of the province, covering a total area of 6,989 square kilometers, of which the urban area is 1,500 sq km. There are six districts, three counties and one city under the administration of the provincial capital which had a population of 4.46 million in 2019.


It is a land abundant in minerals, especially coal and iron. The coal-bearing area in Taiyuan is 1,282 sq km, accounting for about one-fifth of the city's total area, and the proven reserves are 18.5 billion tons. The initial proven reserves of iron ore are 170 million tons. 


Taiyuan is also an ancient city with a history dating back over 2,500 years. Throughout its long history, Taiyuan was the capital or provisional capital of many dynasties in China, hence the name "Dragon City". 


Mengshan Mountain Buddha


Mengshan Grand Buddha has a long history which can date back to the North Qi Dynasty. In AD 551, the king of the North Qi Dynasty, Gao Yang ordered people to chisel a Buddha in the rocks, and its construction lasted for 24 years. According to North Qi Book, when the Grand Buddha was being built, its construction site was extremely wonderful. Therefore, when the king of Tang Dynasty, Li Zhi and the queen, Wu Zetian worshiped this Grand Buddha, they all highly appreciated it.


Address:Mengshan, Jinyuan district, Taiyuan city, Shanxi province

Shanxi Museum


Shanxi Museum has an exhibition area of 13000 square meters and a cultural relic reservoir area of 12000 square meters. It has a total collection of more than 500000 pieces, which are characterized by bronze, porcelain, stone carvings, Buddhist statues, murals, calligraphy and painting. Among them, there are 40282 precious cultural relics (groups), including 2129 first-class cultural relics (groups), and more than 110000 ancient books. Five art topics, including civil works, mountains and rivers, calligraphy, Danqing, Fangyuan world, and porcelain garden.


Address:No.13, north section of Binhe West Road, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province

Jinci Temple 


Jinci Temple,25km away from downtown Taiyuan City located at the foot of Hanging Jar Mountain, is a place of interest famous for its long history and rich cultural relics, which is surrounded by mountains and trees and infused with a pleasant air and birds' wings.


Address:at the foot of Xuanfeng Mountain, Jinci Town, Jinyuan District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province



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