The top ten places to visit in Shanxi!

In the vast land of Sanjin, Shanxi, there are ten places you must visit. They are like bright pearls on the loess plateau, each with its own characteristics, exuding unique charm. First, we are going to visit the Hanging Temple of Hengshan. This building, which was built during the Northern Wei Dynasty, has a history of more than 1500 years and is the most dangerous high-altitude wooden cliff building in the world. It hangs in the air like a painting, hanging on the cliff, which is breathtaking. Next, we are going to Wutai Mountain in Xinzhou. As the first of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China, Wutai Mountain not only has monks of dry boats, but also can see the horns of Tibetan boats. It is the intersection of faith and culture, which makes people awe. Then, let's come to Ying County and admire the highest tomb tower building in the world - Ying County Wooden Tower. This building, more than 60 meters high, does not use a nail or rivet, and is built entirely by traditional mortise and tenon technology. It is tilting every year, and it is a precious building that you see less once. Then, we come to the Eight Springs Gorge of Taihang Mountain. This is the essence of the Taihang Mountain Grand Canyon, known as the peak of mountain and water scenery in Shanxi. The canyon is deep, and the mountain spring waterfall flows, which is intoxicating. In addition, we are going to visit Yanmenguan in Xinzhou. The history here can be traced back to the Warring States Period. The stories of Zhaojun going out of the fortress and the Yang family are well-known, and it is known as the first pass in China. Next, let's walk into the Yungang Grottoes in Datong. As one of the four major grottoes in China, the Yungang Grottoes were built during the Northern Wei Dynasty. The statues here blend the essence of traditional Chinese art style, ancient Indian culture and Western Region culture, which is breathtaking. Then, we are going to Linchuan Wangmangling. The forest coverage rate here is over 95%, and the summer temperature remains between 18~20 degrees, which is an ideal place for summer in Shanxi. In addition, we are going to admire the Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River. Although the Hukou Waterfall spans Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, the water of the Yellow River here is surging and surging, like a rush from the sky, giving people a strong visual impact. Finally, we are going to Pingyao Ancient City in Jinzhong. This is the only ancient county town in the country that has successfully applied for World Cultural Heritage as a whole ancient city. It is full of the atmosphere of ancient Jin merchants' culture, which makes people feel as if they have traveled through time and space and returned to that prosperous era.
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Posted: Jan 15, 2024
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