Historical tragedy which sparked national festival
When Qingming Festival－or Tomb Sweeping Day－is approaching, many people might not know the event is closely associated with another festival called Hanshi, or Cold Food Festival.
Stages of traditional opera stand as cultural symbol
The century-old structure in Mujiao village in northern China's Shanxi province was used as a stage for traditional Chinese operas.
Taiyuan gong and drum dance
Taiyuan gong and drum dance is a folk percussion performance popular in Taiyuan, Jinzhong, and Lyuliang cities in North China's Shanxi province.
Wu Zetian (624-705) was a native of Wenshui county in Bingzhou prefecture in Shanxi province.
Wen Tingyun (812-c.870), or Wen Qi, was a renowned poet in late Tang Dynasty.
Sima Guang (1019-1086) was a renowned historian and high-rank official in Northern Song Dynasty.
Lyu Bu (?-198), with the courtesy name of Fengxian, was a native of Dingxiang, Shanxi province. Known for his strength and archery skill, Lyu was one of the most famous generals in the late years of Han Dynasty.