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Taiyuan Sights and Landmarks Guide, China

A visit to Taiyuan is not complete without visiting the city’s attractions consisting mostly of breathtaking landscapes and cultural relics that could date back to the ancient times of China.

The first attraction that one should visit while in Taiyuan is the Twin Pagoda Temple which is basically the symbol of the city. This spot, also known as the Yongzou Temple is located in the southeast part of the city. It is called Twin Pagoda since you will see two 53-meter-tall pagodas in the temple, standing. Historical accounts indicate that this temple as well as the two pagodas was built on the year 1608 under the Emperor of Ming Dynasty named Wanli.

These thirteen-storey pagodas are both made of bricks and stone. It is shaped like an octagon with attractive decorations. Each of the pagodas has a staircase inside enabling the visitors to go to the top of the structure and take a peak of the beautiful field. The building of the temple is also made of bricks that display the features of ancient Chinese architecture. April and May are the best months to visit the temple since this is the time when the beautiful flowers would be in full bloom, adding elegance and appeal to the place.

Another temple worth visiting would be the Jinci Temple which is located around 25 kilometers from the city of Taiyuan going southeast. This temple offers historical cultural relics as well as beautiful landscapes. Upon entering the site, you will be greeted with a lot of ancient trees which seem to offer a welcoming entrance to the visitors. This is considered to be an ancient temple which is rare in China, that comes with a lot of halls, cabinets, bridges, and pavilions that guarantee to make visitors captivated by its presence. This temple was built around the 11th century during the reign of the Western Zhou Dynasty, in honor of King Chen’s younger brother named Yu who was a very effective leader that led the state to prosperity.

Other tourist spots in Taiyuan include its newly established scenic spots that contribute to the betterment of its environment. One of which would be the Fenhe Park which was completed not so long time ago, featuring horticultural style of China and Taiyuan’s local flavor. This is a very large park that can accommodate up to 200,000 visitors in a given time. The park has themes that focus on protecting the city’s environment as well as offering the city’s history. Themes include humanity, ecology, culture, and cities. Combining these spots would give tourists a chance to get a glimpse of Taiyuan’s Past as well as its present and future.

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