Shanxi (Shanxi) is located west of the Taihang Mountains, east of the Yellow River. Shanxi Province in the name, because home is named after the west of the Taihang Mountains. Since ancient times, called "table mountains and rivers." Spring and Autumn Period, most of all for the Jin, it referred to as "Jin"; early Warring States Period, Han, Zhao, and Wei Jin three points, which also known as "Shanxi." The total area of 156579 square kilometers across the province, in 2008 the total population of 3410 people, dominates Taiyuan, Datong, Shuozhou, Yangquan, Changzhi, Xinzhou, Luliang, Jinzhong, Linfen, Yuncheng and Jincheng in 11 prefecture-level cities, 85 counties, 11 county-level cities, 23 municipal districts. The provincial capital of Taiyuan, the provincial government in Taiyuan City Government Street.
Historical and cultural Shanxi is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation: the legend, the ancestor of the Chinese nation, once one of the Emperor of Shanxi range of activities as part of its tribe; China's three great prehistoric Yao, Shun and Yu, have capital in Shanxi Founding; Chinese history first slavery regime in Shanxi have also established the Xia Dynasty.
Shanxi province is China's cultural relics, the territory of a large number of ancient temples, murals, cave, etc., there is the saying of the first Hengshan Mountain in Shanxi, one of four famous Buddhist mountains in China Wutai Mountain and other rich natural landscape. To travel here, you can towards the five, climbed Bukak, travel Yungang, to Hukou waterfall, listen to the roar of the Yellow River! Pingyao can also go to Cuba, to Hongdong roots, or the board Yanmenguan see armored cavalry.
Travel wedding day for higher ground in Shanxi Province, south-east there are mountains block the ocean air, it is relatively close to the North China Plain, low temperatures, less precipitation, the larger temperature difference between day and night, especially in the spring of sand big, so the best preparations for travel to Shanxi sunglasses, hats and other objects to prevent the sand. Shanxi's best tourist season in May-October.
Shanxi has been basically formed a railway, highway-based, air traffic operations, supplemented by the network.
Aviation in the province of Taiyuan, Datong, Wutai Mountain, Changzhi have airports, direct flights to Taiyuan Airport in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Haikou, more than 30 cities, Datong to Beijing, Xi'an and other major cities have direct flights.
Railway in the province are from Datong to Fenglingdu the Tongpu line from north to south, in addition to stone too line, Beijing-Baotou line, the original line in Beijing, too focal line, so long railway line from Handan province enacted, accessible domestic most of the cities.
June 25, 1996, too old for up to 144 km expressways all through, the Shanxi not the end of the highway of history. Too old now up to speed out of the province, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan formation of a new highway. In addition, there is the original level within the main highway to Taiyuan, Datong to Beijing's high-speed road, Yuncheng to Fenglingdu highway, the highway Jincheng to the Yangcheng. Over 30000 km of existing highways, the basic built in Taiyuan, Datong, Changzhi, Linfen, Houma and other places as the center of the road network, the National Road through the province are: 108109207208209307309 and so on, were up to Gansu, Ningxia, Hebei, Beijing, Inner Mongolia and other provinces. PS: After Shanxi Expressway and National Road
Choi Jin Dining basic flavor to Salted mainly sweet and sour supplemented dishes can be divided into North and South, in three factions. Road to Yuncheng, Linfen main dishes to seafood for the most emphasis on light taste. Road to Datong, Wutai Mountain, represented pay attention to heavy weight and color dishes. Road to Taiyuan, the main dish, integrated north and south of the long, fine choice of materials, cut with stress, mainly by salty, sour and sweet, giving the dishes a Sulan, Xiangnen, re-color, heavy flavor characteristics. Jin Choi of traditional dishes with sweet and sour fish, boil lamb, Cong Bao Bai seed lamb, candied yams, iron bowl baked egg, bean curd meat.
Shanxi famous delicacies "head", noodle, fish aside, Orecchiette, You face Kaolao, Wenxi cake. In the condiments, the Vinegar Qingxu, on behalf of the county's pepper, Yanbei the sesame oil and garlic should be very famous Purple counties.
Shanxi pasta is particularly well known variety, eat unique, different flavor, tough or soft products or gluten, all sliding profits and refreshing, lingering finish. The most surprising is the feast of Shanxi noodles can become, and will not be the same from start to finish.
Shanxi Folk entertainment tradition of many interesting recreational activities, in particular, a wide variety of local opera and Wal Shanxi Far Eastern percussion.
Shanxi local theater has a long history, especially in southern Shanxi region is the birthplace of one of the opera, so people Shanxi called the "cradle of Chinese opera." In Shanxi Province, every festivals, weddings and funerals should be singing, so the theater, opera became the most popular forms of entertainment farmers. In addition to Puzhou Clapper, Clapper Road, North Road, Clapper, Clapper Shangdang four operas, there are more than 50 small drama. Both very old, idolatrous society for the tournament with a play, team play, miscellaneous percussion play, there young Qinyuan Yangko, piano drama; a fan as a prop to the Zuo Quan color flower show, martial arts swords and guns are also useful in the Qi Wu Yangko County; the melody plays eyebrow households, but also rugged husky Shua Haier and so on. Although there is no such folk opera four operas exquisite, gorgeous, but it is closer to the masses, more of life.
Shanxi, Shanxi folk art percussion a member of the family. It is lively rhythm, sound sonorous, magnificent, magnificent image, showing the descendants of the Loess Plateau, the simple strength of character and style.
A seven-year-old child is so high. Look for more drum, and there is single skin of the drum for marking time, fish drum, Bajiao Gu, W Fan drums and drums, it also uses wood to make shelves rattle, title drum, hub, drum, drum books, drum care , percussions, drums, flat drum, drum programming, drum drum, handle drums, drum pier, car drum and so on. Different types of drums, percussion methods are also different, some people hit a drum, there are a few people knocking on drums, as well as the side struck by doing a variety of actions. According to the rhythm, performing in different ways, are divided into Taiyuan drums, hubs, turned drums, drums and other fans, as well as the prestige Wal Far Eastern percussion.
SHOPPING Shopping in Taiyuan of Shanxi travel the most convenient shopping centers are mainly located in the city Yingze East Main Street, Wuyi Road, Jiefang Road, construction of South Road, Jiancaoping other regions, both for customers everywhere around the city to watch the selection of goods large and medium-sized supermarkets, but also set the acquisition, the amount of the body, production in one of the garment processing market.
Specialty in Shanxi Fen, Trimeresurus most famous. In addition, there Qingxu Vinegar, Wutai Mountain, "Taiwan mushroom", Datong yellow, Hengshan Astragalus, Jishan board date, flat land lily, Puzhou Green persimmons, kiwi Yuanqu, clear grape, on the party "Codonopsis" Jincheng red fruits, Pepper on behalf of the county, "states Huang Qin," millet, rice Jinci, Hongdong turtles, Yuncheng Yellow River carp, Cao Bang silk, Pingyang wood paintings, lacquer Pingyao with a push and so on.