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About Linfen

Linfen is located in the southwestern part of Shanxi Province. Located in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, it is near Changzhi and Jincheng. This is one of ancient Chinese civilization's birthplaces and it is famous for its long history and culture. Sometimes called "the first capital of China" the city is scattered about with all kinds of cultural relics and historical sites. Rich in wheat and cotton resources, this city is one of North China's important grain and cotton production bases. Sometimes it is called by the beautiful moniker, the “hometown of cotton and wheat.” The spectacular "Ancient Emperor Yao Temple" and the ancient murals depicting the story of the city, which can be seen in Guangsheng Temple, both add a touch of color to the city.

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Hukou Waterfall
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The Hukou Waterfall is a famous waterfall on the Yellow River. The roiling water of the Yellow River roars downward here with great power. The Hukou Waterfall area is divided by the Yellow River. On the west side is Yichuan County, Shaanxi, and on the east side is Ji County, Shanxi. The waterfall is also divided into the Hukou Waterfall (the part of the falls in Shaanxi) and the Shanxi Hukou Waterfall (the part of the falls in Shanxi). Separate tickets are sold for each area. The Shanxi section of the Hukou Waterfall is located 45 kilometers west of the seat of Ji County in Linfen City, Shanxi.
Hongdong Dahuaishu Ancestor Memorial Garden
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Hongdong Dahuaishu Ancestor Memorial Garden is a scenic area designed around ancestral offering and "root-seeking" in China. In the second year of the Warlord Era, after returning to the home village of Hongdong Jia Village from a political career in Shandong Province, Jing Daqi crowdfunded to build a tablet pavilion and a tea room. Six hundred years have passed, and the first and second generations of the ancient Chinese Scholar Tree from the Han Dynasty have ceased to exist. Only the third generation trees remain, full of vitality with flourishing leaves.
Mount Yunqiu Scenic Area
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Located in Ning County, Linfen City, the Mount Yunqiu Scenic Area is a holy land that combines Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, and the Confucian Yunqiu Academy and Buddhist's Duobao Lingyan Temple are in the area. The mountains are shaped like people, plant species are diverse and natural landscape is unique. There are many beautiful legends and special customs here. A temple fair is held on Mount Yunqiu in the second month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and many believers climb the mountain for pilgrimage and blessing.
Temple of Yao
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The Temple of Yao is located next to Linfen City's Huamen Tourist Area. According to the legend, Linfen used to be the capital of the ancient ruler Yao. In later years people would build temples in honor of King Yao. The Temple of Yao was first built in the Jin Dynasty. It was later rebuilt and expanded many times. The majority of buildings which visitors can see today were recently built. The first thing visitors see when entering the Temple of Yao is the beautiful Wufeng Hall. Behind the Wufeng Hall, there is the Well of the Yao Pavilion. The pavilion is built in the form of a hexagon. The Guangyun Temple inside the Temple of Yao is also referred to as the Palace of Yao. It is said to be the place where Yao met with his court and ministers. It is also the main structure in the temple.

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The ancient village of Shanxi is comparable to the Qiao Family Courtyard. There are almost no tourists for free Ming and Qing Dynasty. The Shanxi merchants in Shanxi are the most prosperous, with business all over the country. At the same time, many Shanxi merchants have been left in Shanxi. The Qiao Family Courtyard has gained a lot of reputation, and many of the courtyards are well-preserved, but because they are not famous, there are almost no tourists. There is an ancient village called Shijiagou in Luxi County. Among them, the Shijia Courtyard is an ancient building complex comparable to the Qiao Family Courtyard. Shijiagou is a remote ancient village with uncommon traffic. The ancient village is free but also very deserted. The Shijia Courtyard was built in the thirty-fourth year of Qing Emperor Qianlong (1769). Because of its remote location, it has escaped the wars of the Qing Dynasty and still retains the style of the Qing Dynasty ancient dwellings. More than 200 years ago, the division was a famous family in the Shanxi merchants. The ancestor of the division, Wen Bing, settled in Shijiagou, when the family did not have much improvement. It was not until the third generation of the Faze that the family grew. It was during the reign of Emperor Qianlong that the society was stable and the economy developed rapidly. The teachers cultivated the family and merged the farmer and the business. They also operated the bank, the pawnshop, and loan sharks. As the funds continue to increase, like other Shanxi businessmen, the division also set up the field, expand the family business, and build this division. There are a total of thirty-one courtyards in the Shijia Courtyard. The buildings are mainly courtyard houses, two-in-four courtyards, second-floor courtyards, and third-floor courtyards. The courtyard is connected by the roadway. The narrow roadway uses the traditional moon-hole door to separate the space. The courtyard and the courtyard are ingeniously connected, or the dark road, or the exit door, or the upper door is connected with other courtyards. It is really "When you walk into a hospital, you will cross the village door." Looking forward, the whole building complex and the mountain are naturally connected, blending together, and the floors are stacked, and they are scattered and row upon row. The majestic landscape is filled with the masculinity of the Loess Plateau. It can be said to be a classic of mountain architecture and a model of kiln living in farming. Shijiagou was developed late as a tourist scenic spot, and it is still in the original ecological state. There is almost no commercialization. There are not many choices for accommodation and eating in the village. If you like the quiet ancient village, Shijiagou is A good choice.
Posted: Sep 25, 2019
Ding Village Folk Culture Museum is located 5 kilometers south of Jixian County, west of the river, east of Dongshan Mountain. The residential buildings here are buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. They have a history of more than 400 years. From the name of Ding Village, it is not difficult to see that the people living here are basically Ding family. Into the Ding Village Folk Museum, there are dozens of ancient buildings in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The earliest is the Ming Wanli twenty-one to forty years, and the later is the Qing Emperor Kangxi Xianfeng years. This is also the first museum in China that reflects the folk customs of the Han nationality. The courtyard of the Ding Village Folk Museum was originally a private residence, a courtyard where the brothers of the Ding family live together. According to the records of "Ding's Genealogy", at the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of Ming Dynasty, the ancestor Ding Fu led the tribes from Yucheng County, Henan Province, and turned to the village for generations. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Ding Clan relied on trafficking in medicinal materials, and their business spread throughout Henan, Shandong, and Shaanxi provinces. As the business is booming, it has strong financial resources. The beautiful wood carvings such as the stencils in the houses, the birds and the arches, the stone carvings such as the pillars, the pierstones and the stepping stones all show the artistic beauty of that era. Such as Xilu Feng Hou, even the three yuan, Sanyang Kaitai, , Wufu holding life, from different angles to show Ding Village people's yearning for art and good life.
Posted: Oct 20, 2019