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Shanxi is one of the birth places of Chinese civilization with a long history and traditional culture. As early as one hundred million years ago, the ancestors of the Chinese lived and propagated in this region. It is endowed with an abundance of cultural sites from its long history. Detailed information about Shanxi Travel Guide

Datong (35)

Datong is situated in northern Shanxi Province. Known as the 'City of Coal', Datong has developed into the second largest industrial city in this province due to its advantage in energy.

Pingyao (102)

Pingyao was the birthplace of the Jin Businessmen, who were one of the two famous Chinese business groups during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Taiyuan (29)

Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province. Located in the center part, it is also the political, economic and cultural center of the province. Taiyuan has a wealth of tourist attractions and notably among these is the Jinci Temple.

Mt.Wutai (24)

Located in Wutai County, northeast of Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province, Mt. Wutai is known as 'Roof of the North China' with its highest peak Yemen Peak 3,058 meters (10,033 feet) above sea level. There are 5 main peaks on the mountain like five imposing pillars, but the top of the peaks are all as flat as a platform, hence its name.

Mian Mountain (20)

Located in Jiexiu City, Shanxi Province, Mian Mountain is 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Pingyao and 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of Taiyuan. It is the birthplace of Cold Food Festival.

Yuncheng (42)

Yuncheng has been known as the 'City of Carrying Salt' in ancient times. It is also the hometown of Guan Yu, the noted general of Three Kingdoms Period.