Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi Province and is located in the center. It is also a political, economic and cultural center of Shanxi. Taiyuan is a city that borders on the mountains on three sides. It has a long history and was an important military city in ancient times. And nowadays, Taiyuan is one of the heavy industrial cities of China. It takes up half of the production of China’s coal production. Taiyuan has many tourist attractions. And of them, the Jinci Temple is especially noteworthy. Nevertheless, Shuangta Si, one of the Twin Pagoda temples, has already become the symbol of Taiyuan because of its peculiar architecture. Jinci Temple is the most interesting temple in Taiyuan. Another main attraction is the stone cave in Tianlong Mountain, where you may see magnificent sculptures from the Tang Dynasty from the years 618 to 907.
Once, over the centuries, it was a military city and the capital of the kingdom, the country and even the empire. Meanwhile, the city is one of the most important economic and commercial centers of northern China. The Fen River flows through Taiyuan, which is surrounded by mountains. The city is worth a detour because of its historical sights and industrial relics.
Even if the city has lagged a little behind in its cultural development (which was mainly due to heavy industry), the reality has been changing for several years, as emphasis has been placed on improving the tourist environment and creating new structures.
Taiyuan is more than just a stopover on the way to the neighboring places (Datong, Pingyao, monasteries, the Shanxi Mountains, etc.); the city is in the process of becoming a full-fledged center of tourism. When it comes to the sights that should not be missed, one can mention the Shuangta si Temple (Twin Pagoda), the Temple of Jinci and the grottoes of the Tianlong Bridge. Taiyuan is also known for its cuisine, which makes a lot of use of flour and local specialties (Shanxi noodles, stored vinegar).
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