A journey to alpine grasslands in Shanxi
Alpine grasslands in Shanxi province offer another view different from grasslands in Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
Built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Pujiu Temple in southwest Shanxi province is a Buddhist temple related to an ancient romance play entitled Romance of the West Chamber by Wang Shifu, a playwright of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
Spanning 150 kilometers, Hengshan Mountain in Hunyuan county is the northern mountain of the Five Sacred Mountains of China and famous for steep ridges, splendid peaks, exotic-shaped temples and gushing fountains.
Wang Grand Courtyard
Located in Lingshi county in central Shanxi province, Wang Grand Courtyard built by the Wang family in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is the largest folk residence cluster in China, showcasing the quintessence of Chinese architectural art.
Jinci Temple in Taiyuan, central Shanxi province is a historic cultural site offering fine examples of ancient Chinese architecture, sculpture, frescoes and inscriptions.
Wooden Sakyamuni Pagoda
Built in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), the wooden Sakyamuni Pagoda in Yingxian county, northern Shanxi province is the oldest and tallest wooden architectural structure in China.
First built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Yongle Palace in southwest Shanxi province is China's largest Taoist temple complex.