Shanxi's traditional wheaten foods are home-cooked dishes with regional characteristics of Shanxi that have been produced, developed and created on the Loess Plateau for thousands of years.
Taiyuan started producing colored glaze during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The milestone innovation of solid fermentation in vinegar brewing came in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) and laid the foundation for the unique style and brewing techniques of Qingxu mature vinegar.
Festooned archways play a significant role in the folk literature of Qingxu county in Taiyuan city.
Brick carving in Qingxu county is famous for durability, variety of patterns, exquisite production and historical significance.
Fenghuo Liuxing is a folk performance art integrating acrobatics and Chinese martial arts that is often staged during Spring Festival celebrations.
Lianhualao is an ancient art genre combining talking and singing that originated from Buddhism and was popular in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Jinju Opera is one of the four bangzi or clapper operas in Shanxi province, distinguished by their use of wooden clappers for rhythm and a more energetic singing style.