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  • Guanque Tower (Stork Tower)
  • Guanque Tower (Stork Tower), located in east bank of Huang River in the west of an ancient town Puzhou, Yongji City, Shanxi Province, is known as one of the four famous historic towers in ancient China.   The tower was built in Bei Zhou (A.D.557-581). The poets and the literates in Tang D...

  • Jinci Temple
  • "Jinci", the ancient Buddhist temple, is located at the source of the Jin River by Xuanweng Mountain 25km southwest of Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. The Jinci Temple was first built before the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) to memorize Shu Yu, the second son of King Wu of the Zhou Dyn...

  • Chongshan Monastery
  • Chongshan Temple (Chongshan si, Temple for Appreciating Kindliness) was originally built in the last years of the Sui Dynasty about fourteen centuries ago. When first built, the complex was a sojourning palace for the then emperor when he visited the area. It was not until the year 1381 AD that t...

  • Twin Pagoda Temple
  • The Twin Pagoda Temple (Shuangta si), also known as Yongzuo Temple (Yongzuo si), was originally constructed in 1608 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). The temple was ordered to be built by the emperor, who charged a loyal subject, the monk Fu Deng, to build it. Whereas usually the raising of...

  • Mountain -- Mt. Wutaishan
  • The most holy land of Chinese Buddhism, Mt. Wutaishan lies in Wutai County in Xinzhou Region, Shanxi Province. It is rated on both the list of the first group of national scenic spots designated by the State Council, and the list of the Top 10 scenic spots in Shanxi Province. It is as famous as M...

  • Yungang Grottoes
  • Yungang Grottoes, one of the three major cave clusters in China, punctuate the north cliff of Wuzhou Mountain, Datong. The area was excavated along the mountain, extending 1 km (0.62 miles) from east to west, revealing 53 caves and over 51,000 stone statues.   Started in 450, Yungang is a ...

  • Xuankong Temple
  • The Xuankong temple, lie under the foot of Hengshan Mountain, the Xuankong temple was established in later stage of Northern Wei Dynasty, about 1400 years ago. Rebuild in successive dynasties, but the original structure has not changed. In the numerous temples of China, the unsettled temple of He...

  • Mountain -- Mt. Hengshan (North)
  • Chinese recorded history tells us that Emperor Shun (circa 2372 BC) toured his northern domain years ago, and he was so impressed by the sight of Mt. Hengshan that he proclaimed it the 'North Mountain' (Bei Yue). Many later emperors had also come to visit Mt. Hengshan. The renowned traveler Xu Xi...

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