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Taiyuan Travel Guide

Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, was called Jinyang in ancient times or Bing for short. It is also called Bingzhou. With an altitude of about 800 meters, Taiyuan is adjacent to Fenhe River and bounded on three sides by mountains. Taiyuan is the political, economic, cultural, educational, technological, and informational center of the whole Shanxi province. The supporting industries of Taiyuan are metallurgy, mechanism, chemistry and coal. Mainly exporting energy, raw material and mine mechanism products, Taiyuan is also an important heavy industrial city in China. Meanwhile, with a history of 2,400 years, Taiyuan used to be the military fortress town in North China, enjoying the reputation of the northern gate of the Central Plain, so it is an important place