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Shanxi tourism revenue take a great leap during Spring Festival

Updated:2013-02-21 16:40

Shanxi province had 4.66 million tourists, during the recent Spring Festival, bringing in 2.21 billion yuan in revenues, for a year-on-year increase of 29.63 percent, according to the latest provincial tourism bureau statistics.

Another Glance at Pingyao

Updated:2013-02-08 07:47

Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage site, attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year who come to see its well-preserved old quarters, which boast a history spanning more than 2,700 years.

Lost luster

Updated:2013-02-01 11:31

Lacquerware decorated and varnished with a glossy durable black lacquer is said to have come from Japan but, like many Japanese traditions and customs, has its origins in China. A number of lacquer-painted red bowls from China's Hemudu Neolithic period show that the craft's history stretches back 7,000 years there, long before the invention of silk or pottery.

Shanxi moves to preserve unique cultural heritage

Updated:2013-01-28 07:50

Shanxi province is to form a cultural ecological protection zone that will encompass several central areas, including Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dreamscapes cast in shadow

Updated:2012-12-07 07:43

At first sight, the dreamlike images captured by Irene Kung's camera look like paintings on canvas or a fresco.

Shanxi implements township project

Updated:2012-11-22 16:57

A list of 100 townships included in the “One-Hundred Town Development” project initiated by the Shanxi provincial government was released recently, Shanxi Evening News reported on Nov 19.

Taiwan painter holds solo exhibition in Shanxi

Updated:2012-11-12 09:41

A solo exhibition by Taiwan painter Jiang Mingxian opened at a Taiyuan-based gallery in Shanxi province on Nov 6. The exhibition will last for nine days and closes on Nov 14, Taiyuan Evening News reported.

Leaders: Famed coal region has more to offer

Updated:2012-10-31 07:50

The local authorities in Shanxi province want to present another picture by highlighting its long history, rich culture and the recent progress the province has made in arts, creativity and tourism based on such cultural legacies.

Emergency measures at scenic spots as tourists surge

Updated:2012-10-04 14:04

Emergency measures have been launched at some of China's popular scenic spots to cope with visitor numbers during the fourth day of the eight-day nationwide holiday.

Dining

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Guanyun smoked chicken

Guanyun smoked chicken is made of rigorously inspected chicken and is refined with precious Chinese medicinal materials.

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