Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

  • Taiyuan is a prefecture-level city and the capital of Shanxi province, China. The name of the city literally means "Great Plains", referring to the location where the Fen River leaves the mountains. An ancient city with more than 2500 years of urban history, dating back from 497 BC, 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, hence the name Longcheng (龙城, "Dragon City").

Start your Trip to Taiyuan

SALE 11 DAY China Tour March 9 - 19, 2014. SALE 11 DAY China Tour March 9 - 19, 2014. We have a few extra seats we need to sell on our China Tour Mar 9 - 19, 2014. We have negotiated a very good rate to help fill this tour. See Shanghai, Suzhou, A Ride on the Maglev Train, a Cruise on the Huanhpu River, Terracotta Army, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing, The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven!
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