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Mansion of the Qiao Family

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Mansion of the Qiao Family, located in Qiaojiapu village of Qixian county, is 54 kilometers to the south of Taiyuan, and two kilometers to the north of Dongguan town. It was also known as Zhong Tang.

Sakyamuni Pagoda

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A 67-metre-tall pagoda in Yingxian County of north China's Shanxi Province has somehow survived the natural and human vicissitudes of history for 950 years.

Famous Grand Courtyards(II)

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The strong family loyalties of those living in Shanxi coupled with the ethics of diligence, thrift, and teamwork brought about a thriving merchant culture that endured for some 500 years, until the late Ming period (1368-1644). True to their roots, these merchants would bring their wealth back to the places where their families had long been settled and they built fine, extensive mansions.

Famous Grand Courtyards(I)

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Grand Courtyard

Hanging Temple

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Hanging Temple is located at the foot of Hengshan Mountain in Hunyuan county, hanging on the rock cliff of Jinlong gorge, 65 kilometers away from the Datong city.

Jinci Temple

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The temple grounds feature a royal garden where centuries-old cypress and pagoda trees stand lush.

Mount Taihang

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Mount Taihang, stretching over 1,000 kilometers long, looks most spectacular along the main line of Yangquan, Jinzhong, Changzhi and Jincheng cities.

Mount Wutai

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Mount Wutai, located in the northeastern part of Shanxi province, is 230 kilometers away from the provincial capital city Taiyuan.

Hanging Temple

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Photo taken on Nov. 21, 2012 shows the Hanging Temple built upon crags of Hengshan Mountain, Datong, north China's Shanxi Province. The Hanging Temple, involving the Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, could date back to Northern Wei Dynasty (386-535 AD).

Winter scenery of Hengshan Mountain

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Photo taken on Nov 20, 2012 shows the winter scenery of Hengshan Mountain, one of the Five Sacred Mountains of China, in Hunyuan county, north China's Shanxi province.

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