Get Inspired / China China: Taiyuan Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China China: Taiyuan story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China Situated on the banks of the Fen River, the provincial capital was once a flourishing centre of Buddhism by the 6th century AD. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, the city was also an important military town during ancient times. Today it is one of China’s most industrial regions with a focus on coal mining. Tourist attractions including the ancient Buddhist Jinci Temple and the Twin Pagoda Temple because of its unique and inspiring architecture. When you have such highly-acclaimed piece of architecture as the ancient Buddhist Jinci Temple and the Twin Pagoda Temple, you can prepare for an inspirational stay in the capital of Shanxi. Among its other sightseeing attractions is intriguing Liu Xiang Lane which boasts some of China’s important heritage homes. There are also several other temples to visit, including Chongshan Monastery and Shaunglin Monastery. For shoppers, the Liuxiang district has plenty to whet the appetite in a city that also prides itself on its parks and recreational areas. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The Eight Sights of Guangzhou Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top 5 Club Med ski resorts for families Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.