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Yungang Grottoes, located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Hill, 16 kilometers west of Datong city in Shanxi province, represent the outstanding achievements of Buddhist cave art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries.
There was a "Casting Chinese Spirit" in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, on Sept 1, sponsored by the China Social Welfare Foundation, the Chinese Spirit Fund, and the Chinese Mencius Association, with more than 200 people taking part.
There was a "Legends of the Silk Road –Stone coffin of Yuhong" exhibition, in Australia, on Aug 21, put on by the Shanxi Museum and New South Wales Public Art Museum, mainly to display the stone coffin unearthed at the gravesite as along with some relics from the Northern Qi Dynasty (AD550-577) and Sui Dynasty (AD581-618).
There were many types of automobiles on display at the six-day 2013 China (Datong) International Auto Culture Festival, which opened on Aug 23, near the city of Datong's old South Wall.
Models at car festival in N China
Soft and slippery on the outside, pared noodles (刀削面 dāoxiāomiàn) are actually pretty chewy. But, it's not just what's in the bowl that attracts its fans; the method itself is a real visual treat (眼福 yǎnfú).
The Yanmen Pass scenic area of Shanxi province opened its 3rd Yanmen Pass International Frontier Fortress Culture and Tourism Festival, on August 19, the Shanxi Youth News reported on Tuesday, Aug 20.
Donghu Vinegar Garden is a theme museum displaying a unique technology of making Shanxi mature vinegar. With over 3,000 years of history, Shanxi mature vinegar, one of the four famous vinegar in China, is made from sorghum, barley and other raw materials.
Workers at the China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center, in Shanxi province, have everything in place for the Taiyuan International Beer Festival, whose opening ceremony will be held Friday night, Aug 16.
The 13th China Pingyao International Photography Festival is set for the old city of Pingyao, Shanxi province, Sept 19 - 25, with the work of 1,600 designers and photographers from 32 countries and regions on display.