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Travel in Shanxi

Travel in Shanxi

Hukou Falls of the Yellow River - Soul of the Nation

Hukou Falls

Hukou Falls (hú kǒu pù bù 壶口瀑布) is in the middle of Jixian (jí xiàn 吉县) of Shanxi (shān xī 山西) province and Yichuanxian (yí chuān xiàn 宜川县) of Shaanxi (shǎn xī 陕西) province, with the total area of 60 square kilometers. Hukou falls is the largest waterfall of the Yellow River in the world and second-largest falls behind by the Guizhou (guì zhōu 贵州) Huangguoshu (huáng guǒ shù 黄果树) Waterfalls in China. In other words, Hukou falls is a symbol of China.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 22:34
Jinci Temple - Birthplace of Tang Dynasty

Jinci Temple

Jinci Temple (jìn cí 晋祠) was constructed in the Western Zhou (xī zhōu 西周) dynasty (11th century BC), and locates in the southwest of Taiyuan (tài yuán 太原) of Shanxi (shān xī 山西) province. Jinci is one of the only precious historical and cultural heritages which collects ancient worship buildings, gardens, sculptures, murals and stone arts, and also is one of the most brilliant architecture in the 7th Century to the 12th Century.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 November 2010 19:00
Linfen City Guide


Linfen (lín fén 临汾) is located in the southern part of Shanxi province (shān xī 山西), having an area of 20,275 square kilometres. Taihang Mountain (tài háng shān 太行山) and Lvliang Mountain (吕梁山) are in the east and west of the city, respectively. Fenhe River (fén hé 汾河), one of the main branches of the Yellow River (huáng hé 黄河), flows through the city centre from north to south.The city is the political, economic, and cultural center in Linfen Area. As a city established thousands of years ago, Linfen is famous for having many historical sites and attracts visitors from all over the world. Although it is one of the most polluted cities in China, the local government makes effort to improve its environment. Plenty of trees are planted on the street, and the flavor of flowers and fruits can be smelled anywhere during the summer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:40
Qiao Jia Dayuan (Qiao's Family Compound)

Qiao Jia Dayuan
Located in the middle of Qiaojiabao village (qiáo jiā bǎo cūn 乔家堡村) in Shanxi province (shān xīshěng 山西省), Qiao Jia Dayuan (qiáo jiā dà yuàn 乔家大院), also known as Zaizhongtang (zài zhōng táng 在中堂), was the mansion of the famous merchant family Qiao in the late Qing dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝). The compound was constructed in 1755 by Qiao guifa (qiáo guì fā 乔贵发), the first member of the family to strike it rich selling tea and bean curd beyond the Great Walll. Returning to his hometown, he built his dream home, to which successive gernrations added until it reached its present size. It covers 8724 square meters with 313 rooms. Qiao Jia Dayuan represents the typical style of northen folk houses with great historical value.

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 July 2010 20:33
Mount Hengshan: One of the Five Sacred Mountains

                  Mount hengshan

Mt. Hengshan
(héng shān 恒山), known as the northernmost of the "Five sacred Mountains" (wǔ yuè 五岳), is located about 60 kilometres south of Datong (dà tóng 大同), Shanxi Province (shān xī shěng 山西省). In the east, it links with the Mt. Taihang (tài háng shān 太行山), and to the north, it faces the vast plateau. In the past, people called Mt. Hengshan "A Fort Guarding the North Borders" (rén tiān běi zhù 人天北柱), because of its magnificence and wonder. Mt. Hengshan attracts visitors by its natural sceneries and man-made landscaping.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 July 2010 23:48
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