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The old city of Pingyao, Shanxi province, has recently been improving its tourist business through cultural, more innovative activity, to attract people from both China and abroad.
The Pushou Temple, on Mount Wutai, Shanxi province, started its 2013 global application process recently, with its deadline on April 25, Chinanews.com reported on Monday.
The Duiyundong Taoist Temple, located in Xia county, near the city of Yuncheng, Shanxi province, was first built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).
There was a parade for the statue of Guan Yu that started on March 30, in Taiwan, to promote cross-Straits culture. The statue is from Haizhou of Yuncheng, Shanxi province, the home of Guan Yu.
A major Shanxi production involving song and dance,“Beautiful Jinzong”，will be on stage of Macao, during the May Day holiday and this particular form of Shanxi cultural heritage is expected to wow the Macao audience with its local flavor from the middle of the province.
April will see the kick off of a project to improve environmental conditions on Mount Wutai, one of four sacred Buddhist mountains in China, the local government announced.
A rain-proof renovation on the Yingxian Pagoda, believed to be the world's oldest existing wooden pagoda, has been completed.
Modern drama staged in Pingyao ancient city
Archaeological authorities in northern Shanxi province announced on Saturday that they have retrieved a millennium-old stone carving stolen from China's oldest existing Taoist temple.
During the time between the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival, many activities of intangible cultural heritages at the temple fair in Taiyuan attracted many visitors.