With its long history of 2500 years, Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province, the center of politics, economy, culture, technology and information exchange. Reputation as "Beautiful Taiyuan City " is rendered.
25 km southwest to the city of Taiyuan, Jinci Temple is situated at the foot of Xuanweng Mountain. Its classic man-made landscape fits perfectly well with its natural beauty. A worship garden of this style is rarely found in the country.
1 hour and 20 minutes (100km) drive from the city of Taiyuan locates the Pingyao Ancient City with a history of more than 2,700 years. Being listed in the List of the World Heritage by UNESCO since 1997, Pingyao Ancient City is one of the 4 well-preserved towns in China. Its courtyard culture and Jin Merchant civilization are attracting more and more visitors from both home and abroad.