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Taiyuan Location

Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi, is situated at the geographic center of the province along the north-south course of the Fen River.

Taiyuan Introduction

It is also known as the ''City of the Dragon''. Founded about 2,500 years ago, Taiyuan participated in the turbulent cycles of many Chinese dynasties. In the Ming and Qing dynasties particularly, Taiyuan was an important center of trade and industry.

Taiyuan Area

Area Encompassing 6,959 square kilometers.

Area code: 0351
Postal code: 030000

Taiyuan Population

Taiyuan has a population of 3 million.

Taiyuan Geography

There are many mountains around here from east to west and in the north, there are rivers and plains in the middle part and northern part. Taiyuan's main topography is downloading; the plain only occupies five percent of the area. It is the continental climate in Temperate Zone. The annual precipitation is 456mm and the black frost period can last 170 days.

Taiyuan Climate

It is the continental climate in Temperate Zone. The annual precipitation is 456mm and the black frost period can last 170 days.

Taiyuan Resource

Taiyuan abounds in coal and irons mine resources. There is manganese, copper, aluminum, plaster stone and sulphur, etc. It is one of the most important production centers in derrick equipment, mining machinery, steel rolling machinery, sulphuric acid, calcium superphosphate and careful chemical industry in china.

Taiyuan Industry

In the fields of industry, there is metallurgy, machinery, coal and chemical industry. Copper and iron industry is the important industrial base in China.

Taiyuan Food

Knife-pared noodles (Daoxiao mian) are actually more an exotic art form than a local specialty. Shaomai is a traditional Shanxi specialty, although today you will find it in quite a number of cities throughout China. Taiyuan mutton soup (Taiyuan tounao) is a unique Taiyuan specialty that is had for breakfast. The soup is made with three pieces of fatty mutton, one piece of lotus root and another piece of yam.

What to see

There are a variety of sites of cultural interest which form the main tourist attractions in the capital. One of these is Wutai Mountain, one of China's four major sacred Buddhist Mountains which features beautiful scenery and unspoiled natural surroundings. Other key attractions include the Chongshan and Jinci Temple, the provincial museum and the ancient town of Pingyao.