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Taiyuan Travel Guide

Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, is boardered by mountains on three sides. It has a 2500-year history and in ancient times was an important military town. Now it is one of China's main industrial cities.


Taiyuan benefits from convenient public transport systems as the city is the province's transportation hub. Rich history endowed Taiyuan with an abundance of historical relics, such as Jinci Temple built in North Wei Dynasty which includes 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.

Any gourmands should be aware that Shanxi noodles have a very good reputation all over the country, as well as the local vinegar. Other local delicacies are the Tou Nao, Steamed Dumplings, Sausages and Mutton Soup. To accompany these wholesome foods there are Fen Jiu (Fen Wine) and Zhuye Qing (Zhuye Qing Wine). As well as its cuisine the city is noted for products such as finely crafted lacquer ware.


Top Taiyuan Tours

Beijing Pingyao Day Trip

  • Tour Code: BJ215
  • Days: 1
  • Destination: Beijing-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Beijing

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Summary: Pingyao Ancient City is located in central Shanxi, is a city with 2700 years of history and cultural city..

4 Days Cultural Heritages Tour

  • Tour Code: DT-1220
  • Days: 4
  • Destination: Beijing-Taiyuan

From USD
$619

Summary: See the natural and cultural heritages of Wutaishan with China Holidays..

Pearls of Shanxi Province Tour

  • Tour Code: SX-0115
  • Days: 12
  • Destination: Beijing-Datong-Wutaishan-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Changzhi-Luoyang-Beijing

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Summary: You will visit the famous Yungang Grottoes, Wutain Mountain, may unique ancient temples and more, this is a gateway to learn the interesting facts and history of the central China..

Exploring Rural China

  • Tour Code: ER11
  • Days: 12
  • Destination: Taiyuan-Pingyao-Nanjing-Yellow Mountain-Shanghai-Guilin-Yangshuo

From USD
$1717

Summary: A China rural tour to the most fascinating and unspoiled countryside will surely ease your mind. Selected destinations: Pingyao, Huangshan, Yixian, and Zhujiajiao..

3 Days Wutaishan Pilgrimage Tour

  • Tour Code: WT01
  • Days: 3
  • Destination: Beijing-Taiyuan-Wutaishan-Beijing

From USD
$448

Summary: Pilgrimage tour to Buddhist Moutain Wutaishan.