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City Guide -- Taiyuan

Travel Guide of Taiyuan in Shanxi Province


Taiyuan, a historic city in the north, is the provincial capital of Shanxi Province. It is one of the new industrial bases of China, having various industries such as metallurgy, coal, engineering, chemicals, electronics and textiles. With a population of 3.4138million, covering an area of 6,988 square kilometers, Taiyuan is situated in the central Shanxi plain surrounded by mountains with the Fen River running through the city.


On account of its long history, there are many cultural relics and places of interest in the Taiyuan area. Jin Memorial Temple, for example, was built in commemoration of the first king Tang Shuyu of the Kingdom of Jin. The temple is famous for the magnificent architectures of the Song Dynasty, the exquisite figures of maidservants and its beautiful garden.


Location: E111°30′~113°09′  N37°27′~38°25′

Population: 3.457 m

Area: 6988 Sqk

Average altitude: 800m (2625 ft)

IDD: 86 – 0351

Average temperature: 9.5℃ (49℉)

Average annual rainfall: 456mm



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