Taiyuan was named China Climate Livable City by the China Meteorological Administration on Jan 23.
Taiyuan has implemented a series of measures this year to improve its local environment.
Protection of Lyuliang Mountains' ecology receives direct support from State.
Amid the summer sun, the West Mountain, covered in dense trees in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, has become a popular leisure destination for visitors seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Taiyuan, once a city of heavy industry, has become a livable destination that many people yearn for due to the continuous improvement of the ecological environment.
The water quality of Taiyuan city's section of the Fenhe River has risen above Grade III, a superior level in the national five-tier water quality system.
An increasing number of Taiyuan's residents are spending time outdoors thanks to the improved air quality in recent years.
After nearly three years of effort, Taiyuan is approaching its goal of becoming a national forest city, with the forest coverage rate reaching 40.96 percent.