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The list of Top 36 driving tours for 2014 is just announced, with Pingyao county, in Shanxi province, taking first place in the short driving trip category.
Pingyao county, one of China's best preserved historical counties, is an outstanding example of Han life in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with an extraordinary culture, economy and religion.
Here is a list of things that you can do in touring Pingyao in winter.
Annual lacquer ware skills competition was held last year, where many craftsmen came together to show their talent.
Six key findings in archeology in 2014.
Just a few weeks after a female migrant worker died in Shanxi province after her hair was trampled upon by police, a 13-year-old girl jumped off the 16th floor of a building under construction in Jizhou, Hebei province; both tragedies happened when migrant workers met difficulties in collecting their wages for the year. Comments:
Buddhists on Mount Wutai, near the city of Xinzhou, in Shanxi province have kept traditions alive, including the music of ceremonies.
The village of Liuhe, in Pingyao county, is a new tourism spot that has interesting vegetation, animals, landscape, folk culture, religion, and a merchant culture that flourished back in the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as historic sites from World War II.
Shanxi won itself 12 places on the list of "Hometowns of Chinese Folk Culture and Art" for its characteristic folk arts and cultures.
King Guangren's Temple, also known as Five Dragons Temple, is located in Ruicheng's Longquan village, North China's Shanxi province.