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Shanxi Province is located in the middle reaches of the Yellow River in China. and It is also known as Hedong. Shanxi to the west of Taihang Mountain. Its covers an area of 156,000 square kilometers and has a population of about over 32 million, including its minority ethnic population.
Shanxi Province neighbored on Hebei, Henan, Shaanxi Province and Inner Mongolia, It is in the center of Loess Plateau. Shanxi has the Taihang Mountain and Lvliang Mountain on the east and west sides as well as the Zhongtiao Mountain and the Henshan Mountain on the south and north sides. The Yellow River flows through the southwest of the province.
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Weather & Temperature
Shanxi has a temperate continental climate. It has a long, cold and dry winter and a short, hot and rainy summer. It has significant daily temperature variation in spring and a transient and mild climate in autumn. It annual rainfall of between 400-600 millimeters. The best tourist season in Shanxi is from May to October.

Ancient City of Pingyao

Capital & Majoy Cities
The capital city of Shanxi Province is Taiyuan. Located in the center of the province, it is also the political, economic and cultural center of Shanxi. the top tourist cities is Datong and Pingyao, both with a series of splendid historic and cultural relics, and other majoy cities is: Changzhi, Jincheng, Yangquan, Shuozhou, Yuncheng, Jinzhong.


History of Shanxi
Shanxi is one of the birth places of Chinese civilizations with a long history and traditional culture. As early as one hundred million years ago, the ancestors of the Chinese lived and propagated in this region. Legend tells us that the Yellow Emperor, founder of the Chinese nation, once lived in Shanxi for a certain period. Today, many Neolithic sites from that period can still be seen dotted across the vast expanse of the province.

Yungang Grottoes in Datong

Travel in Shanxi
Shanxi is endowed with an abundance of cultural sites. It is often called the 'Chinese Ancient Architecture Museum'. The more obvious of these include: the Buddhist wonder of the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in North Shanxi - the Ancient City of Pingyao. The natural magnificent and beautiful places that can also be seen in Shanxi. The most famous of them include is Wutai Mountain with the longest and most prestigious history in the four most well-known Buddhist holy lands of China.


Shanxi has made great strides in transport and communications. Now Shanxi has basically established a solid traffic network of crisscrossing and radiating railways, highways and airlines.

By Air
Shanxi has rapid development in civil aviation and air transportation. The provincial capital Taiyuan has got forty one airlines to and fro more than thirty large cities in the country. In 1993, Taiyuan Airport was opened to traffic and became a national first class airport with the approval of the State Department.

By Train
Shanxi has 194 kilometers of railway lines with the Tong-Pu railway line running from north to south and connecting the two ends of Shanxi and Houxi and Houyue railway lines running from east to west as the second European-Asian continental bridge in our country.

By Bus
The highways of Shanxi Province center on the provincial capital Taiyuan and take the national highways and provincial main stems as framework, linking all the parts of the province and connecting Shanxi to the places outside the province.

Shanxi Province got its name due to its location to the west of Taihang Mountain. Rich culture and natural beauty is abundant - Just to explore the Shanxi for yourself! offers online information on Shanxi Travel Guide and More City Guide of China. Keep browsing our site for more information on China.


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