North University of China

Taiyuan City, China - North University of China Located City


Taiyuan is the capital and largest city of Shanxi province in North China. It is one of the main manufacturing bases of China. Throughout its long history, Taiyuan was the capital or provisional capital of many dynasties in China. Taiyuan is an ancient city with more than 2500 years of urban history, dating back from 497 BC. It was the capital or secondary capital of Zhao, Former Qin, Eastern Wei, Northern Qi, Northern Jin, Later Tang, Later Jin, Later Han, Northern Han. Its strategic location and rich history make Taiyuan one of the economic, political, military, and cultural centers of Northern China.

Taiyuan is one of the major industrial cities of China and lies on the Fen River in the north of its fertile upper basin. It is located in central Shanxi and commands the north-south route through the province, as well as important natural lines of communication through the Taihang Mountains to Hebei in the east and (via Fenyang) to northern Shaanxi in the west. Taiyuan experiences north temperate continental climate with distinctive four seasons and abundant sunshine, and the annual mean is 9.96 °C (49.9 °F).

Industry and agriculture are the main industries of the national economy in Taiyuan. The Shanxi produces a quarter of China's coal, and Taiyuan is the location of the China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center. Taiyuan is one of the transportation hubs in North China, with highways linking neighboring provincial capitals, and airlines to most other major Chinese cities and some international cities. The primary airport of the city is Taiyuan Wusu Airport. The airport has domestic airlines to major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, and coastal cities such as Dalian.

One of the main tourist destinations is Shanxi Museum in downtown Taiyuan, which is among the largest museums in China. The twin towers in Yongzuo Temple, which are featured in the emblem of the city, have been a symbol of Taiyuan for a long time. Yongzuo Temple is southeast of the city centre.The Chongshan Monastery, Longtan Park, and Yingze Park, in the city centre, are popular tourist destinations. To the south of the city, there is the historic Jinci Temple, which exhibits wooden and metal statues and the famous Flying Bridge Across the Fish Pond. Along the West Mountain range in western Taiyuan, tourists can find Tianlongshan Grottoes, which were gradually built over many centuries, from the northern Qi dynasty. Not far from the Tianlongshan Grottoes are the Longshan Grottoes, which are the only Taoist grottoes in China.

Population: 4.29 million

Temperature:  average 9.96 °C (49.9 °F)