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Foreign guests explore heartland of China

Updated: 2016-07-13

When Aidana Mukhametgaliyeva saw a notice in China Daily offering writers and photographers the chance to visit Shanxi province, she had no hesitation in applying to go.

Taosi ruins offer glimpses of early Chinese civilization

Updated: 2015-10-26

Shanxi province nurtures an ancient civilization in the mid-section of the Yellow River.

History at close quarters

Updated: 2015-10-26

Pingyao is not as commercial as other ancient cities. Here, you can immerse yourself in its history. Xu Lin and Sun Ruisheng report.

A feast of culture and tradition

Updated: 2015-10-22

Tranquil natural wonders and architectural marvels highlight Shanxi's budding tourism industry.

The 'Way' to Shanxi

Updated: 2015-08-17

From Beijing to Shanxi province, the train cuts its way between terraced rice fields, open grasslands and imposing rock formations. Hills and mountains that reach heights of over 3,000 meters above sea level, with rivers running across them, cover around 80 percent of the province.

Spiritual Shanxi

Updated: 2015-08-17

Of all the colourful tourist attractions our group was taken to on our "Discover Shanxi" trip with China Daily, the one I remember most vividly is the Yungang Grottoes in Datong city.

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Dining

Pingyao Wantuo

Wantuo, a type of noodle from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is one of Pingyao's local snacks with a long history.

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