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TaiYuan - ShanXi

Source: ChinaTravelGood   Author: William  Date: 08-21 2008  More Attractions
Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi Province is located in the abdomen, at longitude 111 ° 30 #39;to 113 ° 09#39; north latitude and 37 ° 27 #39;to 38 ° 25#39; between. The urban area is located 800 meters above sea level in the Fenhe River valley plains. Xiongju Taihang Mountains in the East, Lvliang Shan Wei Zhi in the West, clouds, mountains Gebao two of the boat in the North, Jin Zhongping the original distribution in the south, from north to south longitudinal Fenshui throughout.

Area: total area of 6,988 square points in.

Population: 3 million total population.

Administrative Region of: the city#39;s Xianxia Yingze District, Xinghualingqu, Wanbailin District, Xiao Dianqu, Jiancao Ping, Jinyuan District and the Qingxu County, Loufan County, Yangqu County, Gujiao City 10 districts (counties, cities).

will Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, is a "charged with mountains and rivers, Ju World Shoulder", "Jin of four Cypriot要冲, Du Yi-five of the original" historical cities. Taiyuan#39;s ancestors from ancient times to the early labor, interest-bearing, and multiply in this land, and created a long history and splendid culture. After entering class society, along with changes in social patterns, history of the rise and fall of Li Chao, Taiyuan, built more than a name change, Zhisuo After migration, Napster ended March with 410,000 area stretching, History quite complicated.

Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi Province, is the province#39;s political, economic, cultural, education, science and technology, information centres, is the rule, machinery, chemicals, coal pillars to the output of energy, raw materials, mining machinery products As the main characteristics of the country#39;s major energy and heavy chemical industry cities.


Taiyuan has a long history of China Tianbao, old times. Taiyuan is China#39;s long history of the ancient city, founded in 497 BC in the Spring and Autumn Period, according to Jin Yi 2,500 years of history, Gu Cheng Jinyang, and the state, and short, has the Tang Dynasty, "the North are," Later Tang Dynasty, Houjin, States or the North-Capital, is the stronghold of northern China#39;s military and important business, handicraft industry city.

Taiyuan photos is one of Taiyuan has a long history and culture of the ancient city. Archaeological proof, that is, in the late Paleolithic ancestors living in the territory of the Fenhe River Basin. The late Spring and Autumn Period, Jin North expansion, the Taiyuan area classified Jin territory. Jin set of 15 years (497 BC), Jinqingzhaojian of the retainer Dongan in the construction of the ancient city of Taiyuan, the first - Jinyang, Zhao Guojun, as the initial capital, Taiyuan, as from this laid the political, military, economic, Cultural Centre city. Since then, from the Warring States to the Northern Song Dynasty, has a 12 dynasties or historical period of 16 to Jinyang诸侯States for the City, State, Capital. Especially in the Tang dynasty, Jinyang city reached its peak, and Chang#39;an, Luoyang said the "three Beijing", as the area north of the Yellow River#39;s largest city.

Taiyuan picture Song of peace and rejuvenating the country four years (AD 979), the Northern Song Dynasty rulers will Jinyang city burned, 15 of the past century the world of the ancient city destroyed. AD 979 to 982 years, Pamela Fenhe River in the east coast town of Tong Ming on the basis of the construction of a new Taiyuan City. Hong-2009 (Year 1376), Jinwangzhudi expansion of Taiyuan City. Taiyuan to the Ming Dynasty as a "nine-" one of the city. Qing Dynasty gradually developed into an important business in North China, handicrafts city.

Taiyuan has abundant natural resources is particularly rich mineral resources, enjoy the "iron coal town" reputation. In many minerals in coal, iron and gypsum reserves for the most and texture to fine reputation. Taiyuan, rich tourism resources. A long history of civilization to the Taiyuan left a large number of relics, there are more well-known Jinci, days Yongsan Grottoes, Yongzuo Temple, Chun-yang Palace, Chong Shansi, sinus doctor Temple, and other state-level key heritage conservation units and five provinces - 17 units focus on heritage conservation. Mountains, caves, monasteries, temples, lakes, forests, hot springs, karst caves, canyons, rivers, ancient architecture, ancient ruins, the former residence of celebrities, historical and cultural memorial, museums and other tourist resources and the rich heritage of high-quality concentrated in the country It is also very rare. One of Song Sheng Mudian Jinci as lifelike plastic maid, different attitude, renowned at home and abroad.


days of the Yongsan Northern Dynasties and the Sui and Tang Dynasties caves statues, Tripitaka Chongshan Si Ming, Chun-yang immediately bronze statue of Guan Yu Gong in China#39;s literary and artistic history of both possession A brilliant one. In addition, Tang Taizong Li Shimin#39;s "Po-han Zhenguan," "Ming and Jinci sequence" inscriptions, the earliest existing is the only well-Tang Taizong semi monument.