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Shuozhou
Ancient City Wall Park of Shuozhou

The city of Shuozhou, in the northern part of Shanxi province, lies 129 kilometers to the south of Datong, 200 kilometers to the north of Taiyuan, the provincial capital, and 502 kilometers to the west of Beijing. It covers 10,700 square kilometers and has a population of 1.7 million.

Shuozhou
Yingxian wooden tower

After China’s reforms and opening up began, its economy developed rapidly, with coal, electric power, and dairy products as the backbone, as did its industrial system. It has plenty of mineral, with 25 kinds of mine resources verified, and 50.5 billion tons of coal, or about a sixth of the province’s total. Its Pingshuo Antaibao and Anjialing surface mine are very large.

Shouzhou also has a good transportation network and many scenic spots and historic sites, including the Yingxian wooden tower, Chongfu Temple, and a group in tombs from the Han Dynasty, as signs of its old civilization.

It also has a large mine site power plant.

 

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