Yongle Palace

First built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Yongle Palace in southwest Shanxi province is China's largest Taoist temple complex.

Luya Mountain

Luya Mountain, named due to its highest peak which looks like an asparagus shoot, is the main peak of Guanqin Mountain in northern Shanxi province.

Yao Temple

Yao Temple in southwest Shanxi province was built to honor Emperor Yao (c.24th-23th century BC), one of the most respected emperors in Chinese history.

Shuanglin Temple

Shuanglin Temple in Pingyao, central Shanxi province, has a history dating backing over 1,400 years and is famous for colored clay sculptures.

Shanxi Museum

Shanxi Museum in Taiyuan is the largest collection, protection, research and exhibition center of historical relics in Shanxi province.

Mount North Wudang

Mount North Wudang in the Lyuliang Mountains, central Shanxi province, is a holy site for Taoists and is famous for its strange stones.

The Coal Museum of China

The Coal Museum of China in central Shanxi province is the only national-level coal industry museum in China, which houses cultural relics, specimens and documents in the coal industry.

Manghe River scenic area

Manghe River scenic area in southeast Shanxi province is famous for its rich flora and animal species as well as a 10-km-long calcified canyon which is the only one of its kind in East China.

Rishengchang Piaohao

Built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Rishengchang Exchange Shop in central Shanxi province is the first and largest draft bank which dealt with remittances in China.

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