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City walls document history of Pingyao

Updated:2014-07-31 15:18

The ancient city of Pingyao in Northern China's Shanxi province was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997. The well-preserved city walls are documents of Pingyao's history over hundreds of years.

Escort services museum in Pingyao

Updated:2014-05-21 16:43

Before modern times, China had what was called a "biaoju", also biaohang, or escort office, as a predecessor of today's security companies, mostly for transporting money to pay for goods, or guarding shops or courtyards, and money exchanges, or mail.

Trip to Mianshan Mountain

Updated:2013-08-21 10:12

Mianshan Mountain is the birthplace of the national intangible cultural heritage - the Chinese Qingming/Hanshi Festival.

Top 10 attractions in Shanxi

Updated:2012-10-08 16:23

The Old Town of Pingyao; Mount Wutai; Yungang Grottoes; Courtyard of Family Qiao; Hanging Temple; Yingxian Wooden Pagoda; Hukou Waterfall; Jin Ancestral Temple; Wang Family's Grand Courtyard; House of the Huangcheng Chancellor

Cruise along

Updated:2012-09-30 08:09

With a number of regions in China scrapping toll charges on highways during one of the longest-ever National Day holiday, driving is perhaps the best way to see the country. Here are some suggested routes.

Travelling route: starting from Beijing

Updated:2012-09-28 17:02

Toward the southwest of Beijing, Shanxi province is among the best choices for travelers who wish to travel by car during the Golden Week. The province boasts of the best of temples, ancient towns and traditional yards. Route: Beijing – Datong–Xinzhou–Taiyuan –Qixian–Pingyao (750 km in total)

Wooden Pagoda

Updated:2012-09-25 11:36

Located in Yingxian county, about 70 km south of Datong, Wooden Pagoda is the oldest and highest wood structure in China. It is also regarded as the "First Pagoda in the World". As a part of the key historical relics list, Wooden Pagoda was built in 1056 during the Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125) and is a popular destination for tourists.

Yungang Grottoes

Updated:2012-08-29 17:05

Yungang Grottoes were chiseled during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD368-534). It was the first large-scale royal grotto project that was constructed by the state.

Bridge to culture

Updated:2012-08-14 14:18

Those seeking to savor Chinese history and culture quickly now have a new traveling recipe, with China listing, for the first time, 10 must-see streets picked through public voting and a panel review by culture experts.

Shanxi Mural

Updated:2012-08-02 15:58

Mural painting is like an inexhaustible encyclopedia, and Shanxi Province boasts the most abundant mural paintings in China, second only to the Dunhuang Mural in Gansu Province. Shanxi has mural paintings that could date back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

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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