5 Sights in Taiyuan, China (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Taiyuan, China. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Taiyuan, China.

1. Tianlongshan Grottoes

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The Tianlongshan Grottoes are caves located in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, that are notable for the Buddhist temples located within them. The temple complex spans two mountains: there are eight grottoes on the eastern mountain and 13 on the western mountain. The complex was constructed over a number of centuries, from the northern Qi dynasty until the Tang dynasty, and contains Buddhist art of high historic importance. The majority of the caves date to the Tang dynasty. The caves have been designated by the government as a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.

Wikipedia: Tianlongshan Grottoes (EN)

2. 太原府文庙

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Taiyuan Fu Confucian Temple is located at the east end of Shangguan Lane, Yingze District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China, is the Fuxue Literature Temple of Taiyuan Prefecture in the Qing Dynasty, first built in the Jin Dynasty, destroyed by floods in the seventh year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty, and rebuilt the following year. Now it is a national key cultural relic protection unit and the location of Shanxi Provincial Folk Museum.

Wikipedia: 太原府文庙 (ZH)

3. 晋商博物院(督军府旧址)

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The former site of the Overseer's Mansion, located at No. 101, Fudong Street, Xinghualing District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, covers an area of 35,110 square meters, mainly composed of gate tower, front yard building, Yuanyi Hall, Xiaozi Provincial Hall, Meishan and Yutangchun and other buildings, is a national key cultural relic protection unit of the People's Republic of China, and has long been the political center of Shanxi.

Wikipedia: 督军府旧址 (ZH)

4. 汾河公园

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Fenhe Park is a park built on both sides of the Fenhe River in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China. The total length is 20.5 (12.7 mi). Fenhe Park was built because of the river, so there is also an artificial duplex trough in it, and there are dikes to divide it into two parts: clear water canal and muddy water canal.

Wikipedia: 汾河公園 (ZH)

5. Mengshan Giant Buddha

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The Mengshan Giant Buddha is a stone statue located in the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi and was built during the Northern Qi dynasty. Initially discovered in a 1980 census, the statue was found to have its head missing. From 2006 to 2008, people constructed a 12-meter tall head for the statue. The site opened to the public in October 2008.

Wikipedia: Mengshan Giant Buddha (EN)


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