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Shanxi Tours

The name of Shanxi Province literally means "mountains' west", referring to its location west of the Taihang Mountains in North China. The province is strategically located in the middle reaches of the Yellow River and on the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau. Shanxi's long history is traced back to the days of the three legendary emperors Yao, Shun and Yu (24th-22nd century BC), which made Shanxi a major cradle of Chinese civilization.

A rich cultural heritage mixes with natural wonders to form Shanxi's bustling tourist scene. Datong, Wutai Mountain, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Linfen, and Yuncheng are locations full of historic and cultural significance. There are 3 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in Shanxi: Pingyao Old City, Yungang Grottoes and Mt. Wutai. Right here you can see the oldest existent wooden building in China (Nanchan Temple, 1200+ years old), the highest ancient wooden pagoda in the world (Pagoda of Fogong Temple, 960+ years old) and Hanging Temple built on a sheer precipice.

Shanxi is famous for black vinegar and varieties of noodles. The black vinegar is a traditional condiment in Chinese cuisine. It originated in China 3000 years ago, and widespread in China and to other neighboring Asian countries. Noodle is a staple food of Shanxi people, it is said that there are more than 50 ways of making and cooking noodles here, even during the wedding the bride and groom will feed noodles to each other as a lifelong commitment. When traveling in Shanxi, don’t overlook the local cuisine, especially all types of noodles.

With the fast development in transportation, all the major tourist cities have been well connected by high speed rail or motorway. Travelers can go from Beijing to Xian, and stop over in Datong and Pingyao for a couple of nights’ stay. To have a history discovery trip in Shanxi, our travel specialists will offer you more information and a customized tour plan. Shanxi is surely a perfect destination to immerse yourself in the Chinese history and culture.

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    Shanxi, a well-know tourist province for its abundant historical and cultural sites, is one of the birth places of the Chinese nationality and civilization. Take this tour, you can fully explore the major cultural and historical relics in Shanxi Province. The popular scenic spots including Yungang Grottoes, Huay ...
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    Shanxi was itself a cultural centre of China. Besides the great cultural sites, the province also boasts unique landscape, history, folk customs, a variety of local cuisines as well as the great vinegar production. On this tour, we will show the attractions that beyond your imagination. You can see how strong the anc ...
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    Staring from Taiyuan this tour takes you to many historical Buddhist site in Shanxi. You will visit the famous Yungang Grottoes, Wutain Mountain, may unique ancient temples and more, this is a gateway to learn the interesting facts and history of Buddhism in central China. And you will visit other highlights like&nbs ...
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    Well-designed for the visitors who come to Shanxi for the first time, the tour incorporate in three main destinations of the province - Datong, Mt Wutai & Pingyao, and covers several China well-known attractions, such as Yungang Grottoes, Wutai Mountain, Jici Temple, Nine Dragon Screen, Hanging Temple, Woode ...
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