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Pingyao Ancient City
9,413 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Ancient Settlement
The Pingyao Ancient City is one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in China and a world cultural heritage site. It used to be China's financial center in the late Qing Dynasty. Now, the streets, shops, and houses in the ancient city still maintain its traditional layout and style. When you enter this once prosperous ancient city, you will be readily brought back to the period when Shanxi's merchant culture was at its peak. With regards to food, the beef of Pingyao is also well-renowned. Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty when Empress Dowager Cixi passed by the ancient city, she loved eatng Pingyao beef.
Mount Wutai
4,522 Reviews
Mount Wutai is one of China’s famous Buddhist scenic spots and even contains the bodhimanda (place of enlightenment) of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Taihuai Town is at the geographical center of the Mount Wutai scenic area and serves as the lodging and dining center for the area. Most of the temples are also clustered here, so it is a must-visit for travelers here. Visitors typically stay in Taihuai for 2-3 days, which allows plenty of time to visit the main temples.
Hukou Waterfall
5,769 Reviews
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.
Wang Family Courtyard
5,530 Reviews
Historical Architecture
The Wang Family Courtyard is 35 kilometers away from the ancient city of Pingyao. Built by the Jingsheng Wang family during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, its construction took over 300 years to complete. Among Shanxi's courtyards, Its scale and grandeur are absolutely second to none. People who have been to the Wang Family Courtyard would exclaim that it is virtually a city! It is precisely because of its majestic grandeur, as well as its architectural and cultural achievements, it has always had the reputation "the Wang family does not return to see courtyards".

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