Residents in the Jinci (Jin memorial temple) area, a well-known tourist site in the suburban area of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, still prefer to eat their traditionally hand-made Yuanxiao, sweet dumplings made of glutinous rice flour, for the Lantern Festival that falls on Feb 22 this year.
On Feb 21 tourists take a photo at the ancient city of Yuci, which is decorated with lanterns in a strong festive atmosphere as the Lantern Festival is around the corner.
The ancient city of Pingyao, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in central China's Shanxi province, ranked 9th among the top ten tourist scenic sites nationwide during the week-long Spring Festival holiday.
The city of Taiyuan, capital city of North China's Shanxi province, will make continuous efforts in environmental protection by improving air quality, enhancing water quality, and reducing pollutant emissions in 2016.
Li Zhengyin, head of the Transport Department of Shanxi Province, said at an industrial meeting held in January that the province will advance the development of its transportation industry in six aspects during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).
An asset management company has been set up in North China's Shanxi province to offer better financial services for the province, Shanxi Daily has reported.
Shanxi province's rural resident per capita income increased 645 yuan ($98) or 7.3 percent to 9,454 yuan in 2015.
Many tourists spent the Spring Festival holiday in rural areas to experience local folk customs and enjoy a leisurely way of life in North China's Shanxi province.
Staff at a company with a time-honored brand in Shanxi's capital city Taiyuan are busy making sweet dumpling for the Lantern Festival.