Taihang Mountains, stretching over 1,000 kilometers, look spectacular along the main line of Yangquan, Jinzhong, Changzhi and Jincheng cities. The mountain range enters Shanxi province at the Niangzi Pass, and winds through Jinzhong, Changzhi and Jincheng as towering, steep mountains. The height averages 1,500 meters above sea level, and stands higher than 2,000 meters in some sections. Bordering Shanxi, Hebei and Henan provinces, it is features spectacular precipices and deep valleys. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Located at the intersection of Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, the Hukou Waterfall is the largest waterfall on the Yellow River. Roughly 30 meters wide (50 during the rainy season), it is the second-largest waterfall in China, after the Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou province. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Yanmenguan scenic area covers 30 square kilometers and is a vital gate to China's Great Wall. Located in Xinzhou, Yanmenguan was once a military stronghold in ancient China. The frontier of magnificent landscapes and relics of ancient structures, including beacons, towers and forts, attract many visitors every year. [Photo/people.com.cn]
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