General Introduction to Taiyuan

Taiyuan CityTaiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi province. It is also the political, economical and cultural center of Shanxi province. It is located in the center of the provicne. Being an important industrial base in China, Taiyuan has a long history. It was a military town in the ancient China. Nowadays, Taiyuan is developing to be a modern and beautiful industrial city.

Taiyuan has many attractions to see. The most famous attractions in Taiyuan are temples, including Jinci Temple, Shuangta Si temple, Tianlong Shan Stone Caves. Transportation in Taiyuan is convenient. Theare are many luxry hotels built in recent years. Tourists can easily find a restaurant for dining. Entertainments are available in Taiyuan city.



Taiyuan Weather and Climate

Taiyuan experiences a semi-arid, continental climate. Spring is dry, with frequent dust storms, followed by early summer heat waves. Summer tends to be warm to hot with most of the year's rainfall concentrated in July and August. Winter is long and cold, but dry and sunny. Because of the aridity, there tends be considerable diurnal variation in temperature, except during the summer.

Top Ten Attactions in Taiyuan

Taiyuan is most famous for its temples. There are many temples in the city including Jinci Temple, Shuangta Si temple, Tianlong Shan Stone Caves.


Chongshan Monastery Chongshan Monastery

Jinci Temple Jinci Temple

Mt. WutaiMt. Wutai

Shuanglin Temple Shuanglin Temple

 Twin Pagoda Temple Twin Pagoda Temple

Bei Wudangshan Bei Wudangshan

Catholic ChurchCatholic Church

Changjiazhuang Park Changjiazhuang Park

China Coal Museum China Coal Museum

Longshan Grottos Longshan Grottos


Taiyuan Public Transport

Taiyuan is the largest city in northeast China. There are many airlines from and to Sany from most of the cities in mainland China. You can also travel to Taiyuan by trains, buses, boats. In the city, there are many ways to get around, such as buses, taxi, motor bike and so on.


Taiyuan Public Transport By Air

Taiyuan Public Transport By Trains

Taiyuan Public Transport By Bus

Taiyuan Public Transport By Taxi

Taiyuan Public Transport By Bike

Taiyuan Public Transport By Motorbike



Top Ten Hotels in Taiyuan

Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi province. There are many luxry hotels in Taiyuan. Here are some of the hotels we recommended. Please contact us if you want to book the hotels.



World-Trade-Hotel World-Trade-Hotel

Shanxi Yingze Hotel  Shanxi Yingze Hotel

Jinjiang-Inn Jinjiang-Inn

Grand-Metropark-Wanshi-Hotel Grand-Metropark-Wanshi-Hotel


Sanjin International Hotel Sanjin International Hotel

Jinling-Garden-International-Hotel Jinling-Garden-International-Hotel


Shanxi-Grand-Hotel Shanxi-Grand-Hotel


Famous Food in Taiyuan

Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi province. It is also the cultural center of Shanxi province. If you want to taste the traditional Shanxi food, Taiyuan is a good place. There are many featured restaurants in Taiyuan providing traditional shanxi food and local snacks. Here are some traditional Shanxi food in Taiyuan.


 Ba-Si-Shan-Yao Ba-Si-Shan-Yao

Taiyuan Food Guo-Shao-Yang-Rou

Taiyuan Food  Fu-Ru-Rou

Taiyuan Food Tang-Cu-Yu

Taiyuan Food  Shanxi-Noodles

Taiyuan Food Pulled-Noodle

Taiyuan Food   Mao-Erduo

Taiyuan Food   Sliced Noodle

Taiyuan Food   Taiyuan-Tou-Nao

Taiyuan Food   kao-lao-lao


Top Ten Restaurants in Taiyuan

There are many local restaurants on the both street of Taiyuan. You can easily find a local restaurants providing the traditional Taiyuan food. Here are some best selected restaurants.


Taiyuan restaurants Qing He Yuan Restaurant

Taiyuan Restaurant Hao Gang Gang

 Taiyuan Restaurant  Taiyuan Food Street

 Taiyuan Restaurant  Lu Jia Yuan

Taiyuan Restaurant Yingze Dajie

Taiyuan Restaurant Taiyuan Mianshiguan

Taiyuan Restaurant Qishan Garden

Taiyuan Restaurant Taoranju

Taiyuan Restaurant Sanjin Restaurant

Taiyuan Restaurant Yizunhuangniu Restaurant



Things to Do in Taiyuan

As many cities in China, people can have a rest in a teahouse or a western Cafe. Young people can go to the KTV or Cinema to spend the weekend. Nightlife in Taiyuan are colourful and relaxing. Here are some places for recommendation.

Things to Do in Taiyuan Nangong Square

  Things to Do in Taiyuan Fenhe Scenic Area

Taiyuan pubs and bars UBC Coffee

Taiyuan nightlife Xianggen Coffee

Taiyuan bars Manabe Coffee

Taiyuan bars Tribes People Bar

Taiyuan bars Xinqing Bar (Mood Bar)

Taiyuan bars Ba'er Bar

Taiyuan bars Shanxi Theatre

Taiyuan bars Taiyuan Cinema




Taiyuan Shopping

It is much easier for tourists to shop in Taiyuan than in any other city of Shanxi Province. Shopping malls in downtown Taiyuan are mainly on Yingze Dong Dajie, Wuyi Lu, Jiefang Lu, Jianshe Nan Lu and Jian Cao Ping. If you are interested in Taiyuan folk customs then please go to the Liu Xiang Commercial Street, Zhonglou Jie (Bell Tower Street) and the Liunan Night Market Street. These streets are the most popular in Taiyuan, especially Liu Xiang and the Qiaotou Jie are the most bustling streets.

Taiyuan shopping clothes

Taiyuan shopping Vinegar

Taiyuan shopping Inkstone

Taiyuan shopping Paper-Cutting


Taiyuan shopping Grapes

Taiyuan shopping glaze

Taiyuan shopping Jade-Sculpture




Taiyuan Travel Tips

1. Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi province.

2.Taiyuan is most famous for its Temple.

3. Taiyuan is a heavy industrial city in north of China.