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About Taiyuan

Taiyuan is the provincial capital of Shanxi. It is a city with 2,500 years of recorded history. In the past it was previously called Jinyang. As the provincial capital of Shanxi, Taiyuan is the transit and transfer point for many tourists who are traveling onwards to other parts of Shanxi. The Jinci Temple Complex is a must-see when visiting Taiyuan, where a variety of thousand-year-old buildings and colorful clay statues still stand today. Once you've returned downtown, have a taste of the local noodles. They are delicious and made fresh by the locals. Noodles are forever the primary staple food for the residents of Taiyuan. Dalu Noodles, Sliced Noodles, Cat's Ear Noodles, there are many different types of noodles, more than you can even imagine, and all of them are delicious. Try adding some vinegar like the locals do.

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Jinci Museum
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Jinci Museum is located along the Jin River in the foothills of Taiyuan, Taiyuan. The building commemorates Tang Shuyu, the founder of the Jin State, and was built as an ancestral hall. Jin Ancestral Hall is home to “3 treasures”: the temple, a bridge over a fish pond, and the Goddess Hall. The “3 unique features” of the Ancestral Hall are ancient trees, Nanlao Spring, and painted clay figurines. To the south is Shifang Fengsheng Temple in the south which, according to legend, was originally the villa of the Tang Dynasty general Yu Chigong.
Liu Lane
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Liu Lane is an old commercial street in Taiyuan City, which has a history of more than 300 years. It is the memory of several generations of local people and a must-see attraction for tourists coming to Taiyuan. Liu Lane, including Mishi Street, Zhonglou Street and Wuyi Road, Jiefang Road, has many large commercial shopping centres and local restaurant brands. The "Tounao Soup" (Brain Soup) of Qingheyuan Restaurant and the flavoured meat dish of Liuweizhai are the local foods that you can never miss out in Liu Lane.
Shanxi Provincial Museum
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The Shanxi Provincial Museum is located in Taiyuan City on West Binhe Road. Visitors enter free and can enjoy many excellent examples of Shanxi’s traditional and historical culture such as the Houma Jades from the Spring and Autumn Period, oil paintings from the Northern Wei Dynasty and a carved white stone sarcophagus from the Sui Dynasty. The items on display in the Shanxi Provincial Museum cover a broad range of eras, from the Neolithic times dating from the remains left behind during man's ancient past to more recent artifacts related to Shanxi merchants during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. You will find many excellent learning opportunities here.
Taiyuan Zoo
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The Taiyuan Zoo is located in the northern part of downtown Taiyuan. It is an ideal place for bringing small children. The zoo is full of lush green trees, potted plants and flowers. At the Taiyuan City Zoo visitors can see precious wildlife, such as snub-nosed monkeys, Siberian tigers and red-crowned cranes. There are also many precious wild animals from the rest of the world, such as white rhinos, giraffes, baboons and zebras. While at the Taiyuan City Zoo you can also watch the Sea Lion Show, Elephant Show, a circus and many other kinds of animal performances.

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When it comes to royal gardens, you will probably think of the Summer Palace in Beijing. In fact, the earliest existing royal gardens in China are located in Taiyuan, Shanxi, which is the Jinyi Museum located 25 kilometers southwest of Taiyuan City. As the ancestral temple of the Western Zhou Dynasty, Jinci itself is the earliest existing classical ancestral garden architecture group in China. It is not easy for the buildings of the last millennium to be preserved to this day. It is just that the popularity of Jinci is far less than that of other royal gardens. Although there is a saying that "there is no Jinci, it is too far away from Taiyuan", but I also went online before going to Taiyuan. I only know that there is Jinci in the search for information, so I went to Taiyuan early in the morning and made a special trip to Jinci. Jinyi was first established in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC) period, and was built to commemorate the founding of the Jin dynasty prince Tang Shuzhen (later chased as the king of Jin) and the mother after the ginger. In the inscriptions of the Tang Dynasty, there were more than 100 ancient buildings in different periods in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The earliest main building was the Temple of the Virgin. It was founded in the 9th year of the Taiping Xingguo in the Northern Song Dynasty (984), with a height of 19 meters. It is seven wide and six deep. There is a gallery on the temple. There are eight woodcarving dragons on the front pillar. It is also the earliest in China. The whole temple is large, solemn and gorgeous, and is the representative work of the Song Dynasty architecture in China.
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