Travel to Shanxi, a must-visit destination for cultural and historical landmarks!

The change of dynasties has been countless here, many wise emperors and ministers have made their marks here, this is a holy land of the red revolution, and noble-minded people have left behind heart-wrenching stories here. Without coming to Shanxi, there is no understanding of China's knowledge, only by visiting Shanxi can one truly know China. Lou Yangsheng, the secretary of the Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, once pointed out that to understand the 5,000 years of civilization, one must look to Shanxi, and to travel in Shanxi is to read history.

Jin Shrine

Jin Temple in the southwest of Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, is a unique and precious historical and cultural heritage that integrates ancient Chinese sacrificial architecture, gardens, sculptures, murals, and inscription art. It is also a magnificent and colorful page in the world's architecture, garden, and sculpture art from the 7th to the 12th century. In the Sanjin area, Jin Temple is also the top scenic spot, and the ancestral hall of Tang Shuye, the founder of the Jin Kingdom, is the only example of China's Western Zhou kinship system.

Mengshan Giant Buddha

Located 20 kilometers southwest of Taiyuan, in the Sitodi Village, north of Jin Temple, the main peak is 1325 meters high, and it is one of the old eight sights of Taiyuan, Mengshan Xiaoyue. In the second year of Tianbao (551), Emperor Gao Yang of the Northern Qi Dynasty expanded the Taiyuan Dazhuangyan Temple into the Kaihua Temple and carved a 200-foot cliff Buddha at a high place, known as the Xishan Buddha, slightly taller than the largest Leshan Buddha in the country. During the reign of Emperor Wen of the Sui Dynasty, a hall was built to shelter the Buddha, and Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty and Empress Wu Zetian came here to worship the Buddha and gave robes to the palace.
Donghu Vinegar Garden is located at No.26 Madao Slope between Dongshan Expressway and Jianshe North Road in Taiyuan City, covering an area of over 20,000 square meters. It is the first company and factory museum in Shanxi Province that dynamically displays the traditional and modern production techniques and historical cultural connotations of old mature vinegar. The exhibition hall and vinegar therapy center of Donghu Vinegar Garden collect various vinegar brewing utensils and agricultural tools since the Western Han Dynasty, as well as over 700 vinegar therapy prescriptions. Through the display of ancient and modern utensils, excerpts from literatures, photo albums, and physical displays of products, it fully demonstrates the historical and cultural heritage of Shanxi old mature vinegar.

Pingyao Ancient City

Pingyao Ancient City, located in Pingyao County, Jinzhong City, is a national historical and cultural city and a world heritage site. Built in the early Ming Dynasty, the ancient city of Pingyao has a complete layout with well-preserved historic neighborhoods. It is famous for its "four streets, eight small streets, and seventy-two lanes" structure, as well as its numerous ancient and Ming-Qing style buildings and residences.
Jinzhong Qiaojia Courtyard, located in the beautiful and fertile Jinzhong Basin of Shanxi Province, is the residence of the Qiaojia "Zhongtang" in Qixian County. "Zhongtang" is the third generation hall name of the renowned capitalist Qiao Zhiyong. Qiaojia Courtyard was first built during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, and underwent multiple expansions during the Tongzhi, Guangxu, and early years of the Republic of China. Over the course of two centuries, it has maintained its original architectural style.
The Huancheng Xiangfu in Jincheng City is a national AAAAA-level tourist attraction, a national cultural industry demonstration base, and the former residence of Chen Tingjing, a prominent scholar-official in northern China known as the "Eastern Twin City Castle". It covers an area of 36,000 square meters and was the residence of Chen Tingjing, who served as the Grand Secretary of the Qing Dynasty, the Minister of Personnel, and the proofreading officer of the Kangxi Dictionary. It is known for its unique and well-preserved castle-style official residence buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties, nestled among mountains and rivers.

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