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About Yuncheng

Yuncheng is located at the southernmost tip of Shanxi Province. It's ancient name "Hedong" meaning "East of the Yellow River" comes from the fact that it is bordered by the Yellow River to the west. The city exists because of salt. It is one of the important birthplaces of the Chinese People. Wangguan Island and Wulao Peak within the area are like two green emeralds within the dry environment of Shanxi. Pujiu Temple, where the story "West Chamber" took place; the Yellow River Iron Oxen Crossing the Waters in Yongji, Yongle Palace in Ruicheng and Guangdi Temple in Xiezhou are some of Yuncheng's attractive places.

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Jiezhou Guandi Temple
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The Jiezhou Guandi Temple is located at the West Pass in Yuncheng's Jiezhou Town. The current buildings are reconstructions of buildings that would have stood here during the Qing Dynasty. The Jiezhou Guandi Temple is divided into two parts: the main temple and the Jieyi Garden. Upon entering the scenic site, visitors will first come to the Jieyi Garden. In the garden are structures such as the Jieyi Building and the Junzi Pavilion. In the main temple, the primary hall is Chongning Hall. This is where the statue of Guandi can be found. Every year, around National Day, a grand "Guandi Cultural Festival" is held featuring historical ceremonies and folk worship activities.

Xiechi Lake
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Located in the south of Shanxi Province, Xiechi Lake is often called China's "Dead Sea." Visitors can go for a mud massage, swim in the lake (the high salt content makes it very easy to float), and bathe in the natural mineral springs.

Shentan Canyon
700 Reviews

The Shentan Canyon is a large rift formed by the movement of the earth's crust during the Cambrian period 570 million years ago. It was originally known as the Water Valley and has thousands of years of history. It is located on the northern slope of Zhongtiao Mountain, in the southeast of Shanxi Province’s Yongji City. Its area includes the entire Shuiyukou Village and the deep mountains, canyons and forests behind the village. Strange rock formations, waterfalls, unique geological features, streams, forests and natural folk villages constitute the unique attraction of the scenic Shentan Canyon.

Guanque Tower
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Located on the East Bank of the Yellow River west of the ancient city of Puzhou in Yongji City, Yuncheng, Guanque Tower, along with Yellow Crane Tower in Wuchang, Yueyang Tower in Dongting and Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang, is one of the four towers of ancient China. The tower was built in the Beizhou Dynasty, destroyed in the early Yuan Dynasty and rebuilt in 1997. Guanque Tower has four floors viewed from the outside and six floors inside. The cultural furnishings in the building show the foundation of 5000 years of Yellow River culture.

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