Luxury Shanxi Cultural Heritage Tours
Shanxi-山西, with a long history of more than 3000 years, rich culture and renowned humanities, owns rich historical and cultural heritages. It is regarded as a Museum of Chinese Ancient Culture and the cradle of Chinese civilization.
" Hi China Culture Tour Team, It was a good tour and we enjoyed ourselves. The guides were knowledgeable and gave us much insight into local history and culture. We liked the food and hotel arrangements, and thought the itinerary was well-put-together (given the constraint of time). In terms of areas for improvement:We felt that 1D/1N in Pingyao was sufficient; 2N would be ideal only if we were touring the surrounding areas (e.g. Qiao's Residence)... " Read More
Shanxi Province is said to be one of the cradles of ancient Chinese civilization. It was there that Nüwa, a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology, created mankind and repaired the wall of heaven. It is endowed with cultural heritage and is known to be rich in tourist resources. Among all the existing ancient buildings of the Song, Liao and Jin Dynasties in China, over 70% are in Shanxi Province.Learm More Customize a Similar China Tour
Yungang Grottoes stretches 1 kilometer from the east to the west. If you take pictures of the grottoes in the mountains you’ll find that they’re veiled in white smoke in the morning. When the beaming sunshine flows over them, the temples built with red tiles and white walls form an amazing picture against the sun. To capture this, a wide-angle lens is necessary and it is suggested to take it in panorama.Learm MoreCustomize a Similar China Tour
Datong Travel Guide
Datong, which is located in the northern region of Shanxi Province, is the center of northern Shanxi Province. It borders Inner Mongolia in its north and Hebei Province to its east. Datong has 5 administrative districts and 7 counties, with an area of 141,130 meteres and a population of 2,848,000. It is 380 kilometers away from Beijing and 352 kilometers from Taiyuan.
Taiyuan Travel Guide
Standing close to Fenhe River and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Taiyuan, is the capital city of Shanxi province. It has long been known as a city of exceptional beauty. With a history of 2500 years, Taiyuan was once home to the country founded by King Yao, and an important city in the Warring States Period, the homeland of Taiyuan ancient city, the mansion house of the dominant kings of the Northern Dynasty, the northern capital city of paramount importance, the southern entrance to the central plain area, a hut of transportation as well as the hometown of the famous Shanxi merchants.
Pingyao Travel Guide
Pingyao is a famous historical town originally called Pingtao or Gutao in the past. Located in central Shanxi province and the southern rim of Taiyuan Basin, it is 94 kilometers away from Taiyuan—the capital of Shanxi province. Currently, Pingyao is the best-preserved ancient town built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the World Heritage Commission under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has already placed it on the list of World Cultural Heritage Sites.
Wutai Mountain Travel Guide
Wutai Mountain is one of the places where China’s oldest Buddhist temples were built. Ever since the Yongping Period of the Eastern Han Dynasty (58-75 AD), a myriad of splendid temples, Buddhist pagodas and magnificent palaces have been constructed in successive dynasties, making Wutai Mountain the gathering place of architectural complexes from various dynasties. Statues, stone steles, murals and calligraphy works are everywhere to be found in the temples and they are all rich in artistic values.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Shanxi
Shadow play, an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often shows figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. It is widespread in most regions in China and the different tunes are linked to different places, including, the Huaxian shadow play, Huayinlaoqiang shadow play, Egong-qiang shadow play, xianbanqiang shadow play of Shannxi Province, Huanxian daoqing shadow play of Gansu Province, Wanwanqiang Shadow play of Xiaoyi City in Shanxi Province...
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Jing’s Residence, which is a courtyard-style structure, is the former home of an affluent silk merchant in the Qing Dynasty. Located at the East Avenue of the ancient town, the old residence lies in the heart of the town and stands next to the historic site of the earliest security company in Northern China in the past. Jing’s Residence consists of four independent, but interlinked yards of various sizes, which is a representation of the uniqueness of folk residences in ancient Northern China. Naturally interlinked by winding paths paved with traditional black bricks, these yards are dotted with verdant bamboos, trickling waters and white marble staircases. After the night falls, the dazzling lights would make you feel as if were back to the old days. In this juncture, it seems that the idea of time is nonexistent.
Shanxi Travel News
- Hanging Temple Unavailable for Rockfall 10-14-2015
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