What are the must-visit attractions in Taiyuan?

Taiyuan, an ancient city with a history of more than 2500 years, has experienced many changes and prosperities. Such a city must have many must-visit attractions. Let's take a look together.

Shanxi Art Museum

If time permits, it is advisable to visit the local museum when going to a city. It is the best way to learn about the local history and customs. The sloping design of the Shanxi Museum, representing "dou" and "ding", stands prominently in front of us. "Dou" symbolizes a bountiful harvest, while "ding" symbolizes stability and good fortune. The basic exhibition is centered around the theme of "Jin Soul", covering seven historical and cultural topics: the cradle of civilization, traces of Xia and Shang dynasties, the domination of Jin state, melting pot of ethnicities, remnants of Buddhist influence, hometown of opera, and Jin merchants in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Food street

This is a place you will want to visit again. It is a food street that the locals in Taiyuan often talk about and proudly recommend. It is a place full of memories for many elderly residents of Taiyuan. So if you want to taste delicious food, this is the right place to come.

Military Governor's Office

The Provincial Governor's Office, named after the official residence of Yan Xishan, the governor of Shanxi during the Republic of China era, is a provincial-level administrative center that has not been moved for a thousand years. It is a rare sight in the country. It is necessary to come here and experience the historical changes of Shanxi.
The Changjing Building, which was first built during the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, was the place where the results of the imperial examination were announced. It was named Changjing Building because the top scorer of the Five Classics examination was announced here.

East Lake Vinegar Distribution Department

Shanxi people love vinegar, and Taiyuan, as the provincial capital, is no exception. There is a tourist attraction that can help you understand the whole vinegar culture: Donghu Vinegar Garden. Located at No. 26 Madao Po, between Dongshan Highway and Jianshe North Road in Taiyuan, Donghu Vinegar Garden covers an area of over 20,000 square meters. It is the most distinctive aged vinegar production base in Shanxi, and also the first company-based and factory-based museum in Shanxi that dynamically showcases traditional and modern aged vinegar production processes, as well as historical and cultural connotations.
Yongzuo Temple Twin Towers, also known as Lingxiao Twin Towers, are the tallest existing ancient buildings in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. They are located at the foot of the mountain in the southeast of Taiyuan city. The two towers in Yongzuo Temple are like a pair of twin sisters, complementing each other. The Lingxiao Twin Towers also have a beautiful and melodious alias - Twin Peaks of Literature. These two twin towers, one is the earlier built "Wenfeng Tower", and the other is the later built "Sheli Tower". The Twin Towers are majestic and elegant, making them the tallest twin towers in China.