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Taiyuan
太原
—  Prefecture-level city  —
太原市
Chinese transcription(s)
 - Chinese 太原
 - Pinyin Tàiyuán
Downtown Taiyuan
Nickname(s): Bingzhou(并州); Jinyang(晋阳); Dragon City(龙城)
Taiyuan in China
Coordinates: 37°52′10″N 112°33′37″E / 37.86944°N 112.56028°E / 37.86944; 112.56028
Country China
Province Shanxi
Government
 - Mayor Zhang Bingsheng (张兵生)
Area
 - Total 6,956 km2 (2,685.7 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 3,413,800
 - Density 490.8/km2 (1,271.1/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 351
GDP ¥ 146.8 billion (2008)
GDP per capita ¥ 41,319 (2008)
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 10
Township-level divisions 83
Website http://www.taiyuan.gov.cn

Taiyuan (Chinese: 太原pinyin: TàiyuánWade-Giles: T'ai-yüan; lit. "Great Plains") is a prefecture-level city and the capital of Shanxi province, China.[1] In 2004, the city had a population of 3.4 million.

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History

Pre-1911

Taiyuan was an ancient capital, constructed by Zhaojianzi (趙簡子/赵简子) in ca. 500 BC, named Jinyang (晉陽/晋阳). It was renamed Taiyuan in the Qin Dynasty. Several Emperors came from this city, the most famous emperor is Li Shimin and his father Li Yuan, Emperor Gaozu, during the Tang Dynasty. Many ancient Chinese poets were also from Taiyuan. During the Tang Dynasty, Taiyuan was a secondary capital of China and a cultural center. The oldest existing building in the city is the Temple of Goddess (聖母殿/圣母殿) inside the Jin Ci Complex; it was originally built in 1023 AD and reconstructed in 1102 AD.

The city was originally the site of Jinyang, a strategic center for the ancient state of Zhao. After the Qin conquest of Zhao in 221 BC, it became the seat of the commandery (district under the control of a commander) of Taiyuan, which continued during the Han dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) and after. In the Later Han period, it became the capital of the province (zhou) of Bing.

For a time in the 6th century, the city was a secondary capital of Eastern Wei and Northern Qi states, growing into a fairly large city and also becoming a center of Buddhism. A new city was built in 562 AD, which was later linked to the old city during the Tang Dynasty in 733 AD. From that time until the middle of the Tang dynasty (618–907), the construction of the cave temples at Tianlong Mountain just southwest of the city, continued. The dynastic founder of the Tang began his conquest of the empire with Taiyuan as a base and using the support of its local aristocracy. It was periodically designated as the Tang's northern capital and grew into a heavily fortified military base.

The old city was at Taiyuanzhen, a few miles east of the modern city. After the Song conquest in 960, Emperor Taizong of Song ordered to destroy it, and a new city was set up on the banks of the Fen River in 982.[2] The city became a superior prefecture in 1059 and administrative capital of Hedong (northern Shanxi) in 1107. It retained this function, with various changes in its name and status, down to the end of the Mongol period (1368). At the beginning of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), it was renamed Taiyuan Fu (府, fu, meaning "chief town") and retained this name until 1912. During Ming Dynasty, the city wall was reconstructed in 1568 AD. Under the Ming dynasty and in the Qing period (1644–1911), it was capital of Shanxi. Under the republic (established in 1911), its name was changed to Yangqu, a name it retained until 1947.

In 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion, seventy-seven unarmed Western missionaries were executed in front of the provincial governor. This incident became known as the Taiyuan Massacre.

In 1907 the importance of Taiyuan was increased by the construction of a rail link to Shijiazhuang, in Hebei, on the Beijing to Wuhan trunk line. Soon thereafter Taiyuan suffered a serious economic crisis. In the 19th century the merchants and local banks of Shanxi had been of national importance, but the rise of modern banks led to the rapid decline of this system — with disastrous effects upon Shanxi and its capital.

1911-1949

After 1911, Shanxi remained under control by warlord Yen Hsi-shan who retained control of the area from 1913 to 1948. Taiyuan consequently flourished as the center of his comparatively progressive province and experienced extensive industrial development. It was also linked by rail both to the far southwest of Shanxi and to Datong in the north.

After the Japanese invasion in 1937, Taiyuan's industries continued to develop further. In 1945 the Japanese army in Shanxi surrendered to Yen Xi-shan and continued to fight for him until 1948. Eventually, the Chinese communist armies captured Taiyuan.

1949-present

Since 1949, Taiyuan has developed a large industrial base with heavy industry (notably iron and steel) of prime importance; local coal production is considerable. Taiyuan is also an engineering center, as it produces cement, and has a large chemical-industrial complex. It is also a center of education and research, particularly in technology and applied science.

Geography

Taiyuan is one of the great industrial cities of China and lies on the Fen River in the north of its fertile upper basin. It commands the north-south route through Shanxi, as well as important natural lines of communication through the mountains to Hebei province in the east and (via Fenyang) to northern Shanxi province in the west.

Climate

Taiyuan experiences a hot summer continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dwa). Spring is dry, with frequent dust storms, followed by early summer heat waves. Summer tends to be warm to hot with most of the year's rainfall concentrated in July and August. Winter is long and cold, but dry and sunny. There tends be considerable diurnal variation in temperature, and readings can range from under -20C to over 40C. The city had been deliberately flooded several times in 453 BC, 969 AD, and was also destroyed by war in 1125 AD.

Weather data for Taiyuan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(34.7)
5
(40.3)
11
(52.3)
19
(66.6)
25
(77.7)
29
(83.5)
29
(84.6)
28
(82.0)
23
(73.6)
18
(63.7)
9
(48.6)
3
(36.5)
17
(62.0)
Average low °C (°F) -12
(10.0)
-9
(16.2)
-3
(27.5)
5
(40.3)
10
(50.5)
15
(58.5)
18
(64.6)
17
(62.4)
10
(50.9)
4
(39.2)
-3
(26.8)
-10
(14.0)
4
(38.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.5
(.1)
7.6
(.3)
10.2
(.4)
22.9
(.9)
35.6
(1.4)
55.9
(2.2)
119.4
(4.7)
94
(3.7)
63.5
(2.5)
30.5
(1.2)
12.7
(.5)
2.5
(.1)
457.2
(18.0)
Source: [3] 2009-08-17

Administrative divisions

Economy

Satellite image of Taiyuan

In 2008, Taiyuan's nominal GDP was 146.8 billion yuan, a growth of 8.1% from the previous year. Taiyuan's primary, secondary, and tertiary industries were worth 2 billion yuan, 63.9 billion yuan, and 59.6 billion yuan respectively in 2007. Taiyuan is the largest coal mining center in China. It also houses several large corporations in Taiyuan, such as the Taiyuan Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) which is the largest stainless steel producing plant in Asia. Also, the Shanxi Heavy Machinery Factory and Fenxi Machinery Factory are major manufacturers for the People's Liberation Army and Navy, producing submarine missiles for them. The largest local bank of Taiyuan is ICBC( Industrial and Commercial Bank of China).

Residential Area

Subdivisions of Taiyuan

The most populated area in Taiyuan is Yinze District which is the downtown of Taiyuan City. Wanbailing and Xinhualing Districts are the other major residential districts. Apartments in high rises are the most common residence for the civics. Rare houses occupied by the government officials can be found along part of the Fen River and the suburbs except the northern area of the city for the high density of heavy industry in the north. The city's most expensive housing area currently is the part of Beidajie Avenue between Fen River and Wuyi Road for the CBD (Central Business District) of the metropolis is being built along the street. The Taiyuan area's most luxurious hotels and restaurants have been built along the avenue with some shopping malls and huge supermarkets surrounding. The City Revenue Agency, the City Procurator Fiscal, City Hall, and several telecommunication companies, such as China Telecom and China Mobile are located along the avenue. The housing price has reached 20000 RMB/m, roughly equal to $300/ft.

Transportation

Inner City transportation The Fen River flows through the city from north to south, dividing the city into two parts: Qiaoxi (West of the Bridge) and Qiaodong (East of the Bridge). As of 2007, there are five bridges across the Fen River within the city limits: the Shengli Bridge (1970), the Yifen Bridge (1990), the Yingze Bridge (1954), the Nanneihuan Bridge (1988), and the Changfeng Bridge (2001). About ten kilometers to the north of the Shengli Bridge, there is the Chaicun Bridge. Two more bridges are being planned: Beizhonghuan Bridge and Nanzhonghuan Bridge.

Air The primary airport of the city is Taiyuan Wusu Airport. The airport has been expanded for the landing of Airbus A380.

Highway

Railway The newly constructed high-speed railway has shortened the transitting time between Taiyuan and Beijing to less than three hours on a distance of 600 km.

Food

Taiyuan's local specialties include:

  • Wheat-made Food: Liang Fen (see Grass jelly), Mian Pi (面皮)
  • Noodles: Dalu Mian, Dao Xiao Mian (刀削面, Knife-Cut Noodles), Lamian, Mao Er Duo (猫耳朵, Cat Ear Noodle), Xi Hong Shi Chao Ji Dan Mian (西红柿炒鸡蛋面), Noodles with Tomato and Scrambled Eggs), Ti Mian (剔面, Scraped Noodles)
  • Soup:
    • Tou Nao (头脑, "Brain" Soup): Contains mutton, rice wine and vegetables in the soup. It was invented by a famous person named FuShan. He invented it for his mother.)
    • Yang Za Ge,Yang Rou tang (羊肉汤): a kind of soup which is made of mutton. Served during the wintertime
    • Wan Zi Tang (丸子汤): meatball soup
  • Vinegar: Taiyuan is known for its vinegar, Lao Chen Cu (老陈醋, "Long-preserved Vinegar").

Tourism

A food street in Taiyuan

Several tourist attractions in and around Taiyuan include the Liu Xiang Lane, which contains ancient Chinese houses of important heritage, and several temples, such as the Chongshan Monastery, the Jinci Temple, the Twin Pagoda Temple, and the Shaunglin Monastery Longtan Park and Yinze Park are also popular tourist destinations.[4]

Taiyuan is also known for its Liuxiang shopping district and the construction of parks and recreational areas that are praised by the UN Environmental Programme for their role in the improvement of the environmental condition of Taiyuan. Taiyuan's environmental improvement project is being copied in many other Chinese cities and urban areas around the world.

Education

Major schools

  • Taiyuan No.5 Middle School (太原第五中学)
  • Shanxi Experimental Secondary School (山西省实验中学)
  • Taiyuan Foreign Language School (太原外国语学校)
  • Taiyuan Chengcheng Middle School (太原成成中学)

Colleges and universities

See also

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Taiyuan is twinned with:

References

External links

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Taiyuan (太原; Tàiyuán) is the capital of Shanxi Province.

Understand

Situated next to Fenhe River and surrounded by mountains. Taiyuan has a history of 2,400 years. Now, Taiyuan is important as home to heavy industry and mining.

Get in

By plane

Taiyuan Airport (IATA: TYN) offers flights to Beijing, Guangzhou and Xian daily.

By train

Taiyuan Station is located at the eastern end of Yingze Dajie

  • Beijing - takes about 8-10 hours, or 3.5 hours by the new CRH bullet trains
  • Chengdu - takes about 30 hours
  • Datong - takes about 6-8 hours
  • Guangzhou - takes about 32 hours
  • Luoyang - takes about 12 hours
  • Shanghai - takes about 22 hours
  • Xian - takes about 11-12 hours
  • Zhengzhou - takes about 10 hours

By bus

The bus station is located at the south side of Yingze Dajie, between train station and Bingzhou Lu.

  • Beijing - takes about 6 hours
  • Datong - takes about 5 hours
  • Shijiazhuang - takes about 4 hours
  • Wutaishan - takes about 4-5 hours
  • Yan'an - takes about 9 hours
  • Yulin - takes about 8 hours

Minibuses leave the train station parking lot for Datong, Pingyao, Shijiazhuang and Wutaishan National Park .

  • Jinci Temple (晋祠寺; Jìncísì), (25km southwest of central Taiyuan. Take bus 8 (from the railway station) or 804 for about 45 minutes). 7:30AM-6:30PM. Jinci Temple, an ancient ancestral temple, was founded about 1400 years ago and was expanded during the Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, resulting in a variety of architecutural styles. Today it comprises of over 100 halls, towers, pavilions, terraces, and bridges and includes some of the best Song Dynasty sculptures and buildings still extant in China as well as some lovely gardens and ancient trees. Well known structures at Jinci include the Hall of Offerings (献殿; Xiàn​diàn), The Flying Bridge Across the Fish Pond (鱼沼飞梁; Yú​zhǎo​ Fēi​liáng​), and the Hall of the Holy Mother (圣母殿; Shèng​mǔ​diàn​), the most famous building at Jinci. Completed in 1032 and with carved wooden dragons coiled around the eight pillars that support its upward-curving double-eave roof, this impressive structure contains some of the finest Song Dynasty clay sculptures in China, each with a different facial expression. ¥40.  edit
  • Temple of the Twin Pagodas (双塔寺; Shuāngtǎsì; lit. Twin Pagoda Temple), Shuangta North Road, Yingze District (迎泽区双塔北路; Yíngzéqū Shuāngtǎběilù) (Bus 812, 820 or 873). 8AM-5PM. This temple is noted for its pair of 13-story octagonal pagodas, dating back some 400 years. These twin pagodas, which can easily be seen from much of Taiyuan, are often used as a symbol of Shanxi's largest city. The two towers, made of brick and stone, are 53 meters in height. Visitors can climb a spiral staircase to the top of the western pagoda to enjoy a panoramic view over the city. ¥20.  edit
  • Chongshan Temple (崇善寺; Chóngshànsì), Diliang Street, Yingze District (迎泽区狄梁公街; Yíngzéqū Díliánggōngjiē (Buses 2, 3, 843, 819, 818 will take you within walking distance of the temple). 8:30AM-5PM. Originally built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). In 1381, the temple was extended. In the 19th century, most of the temple was destroyed. The temple is home to the Buddhist Association of Shanxi Province and includes the Bell Tower, the Dabei Hall, and the east and west wing rooms. The main hall has a statue of Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, with 1000 hands and eyes. ¥6.  edit
  • Duofu Temple (多福寺; duōfúsì; lit. Blessing Temple), Juewei Mountain (崛围山; Juéwéishān) (20km from central Taiyuan). ¥5.  edit
  • Longquan Temple (龙泉寺; Lóngquán; also known as Taishan Temple), (23km from the city). ¥10.  edit
  • Jindoudaifu Shrine (晋窦大夫祠; Jìndòudàifu). 8AM-5PM. ¥10.  edit
  • Old Mosque (清真古寺; Qīngzhēn), 20 Jiefang Road (解放路20号; Jiě​fàng​lù)​ (Bus 1, 4 or 5), +86 351 2027142. 8AM-5PM. A mosque at this location was first built in the Tang Dynasty, but the present one is much younger. ¥12.  edit
  • Chunyang Palace (纯阳宫; Chúnyánggōng), 33 Jianshe North Road (建设北路33号; Jiàn​shè​běi​lù)​ (Bus 3, 4 or 5 to Wuyi Square Stop), +86 351 8210666. Summer 8AM-6PM, Winter 9AM-5PM. Originally built in the 13th century and since extented significantly. Features garden and temple as well as a number of other buildings. ¥5.  edit
  • Shanxi Museum (山西省博物馆; Shānshěngguǎn), 13 Binhe West Road (滨河西路北段13号; Bīn​xé​xī​lù​běi​duàn​) (Bus 2 or 3 to Hongshi Street Stop), +86 351 8789014, [1]. 8AM-6PM. The Shanxi Museum is located in a modern four-storey building situated at a prime location along the Fen River in central Taiyuan and features a very impressive collection of artifacts from this history-heavy province. Chinese civilization first began to develop in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces along the banks of the Yellow River, and this handsome provincial museum features some of the best of the historical artfacts from around the province. The museum has on display thousands of objects in a series of well laid out exhibition halls. Permanent exhibits include those devoted to relics from the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages, ancient Chinese porcelain, painting and caligraphy, jades, bronzes, Chinese currency, historical architecutre, Buddhist stone scultptures, and Shanxi merchants. Signage in Chinese and English. Free.  edit
  • China Coal Museum (中国煤炭博物馆; Zhōngguó Méitànguǎn), 2 Yingze West Avenue (迎泽西大街2号; Yíng​zé​xī​dà​jiē​) (Bus 1, 38, 601, 611, 618, 809, 813, 822, 855 or 859 to Yingze Bridge West Station), +86 351 4117829 (, fax: +86 351 6041802), [2]. Tu-Su 8AM-noon, 2:30PM-6PM. Exhibits on China's coal industry. ¥60.  edit
  • Shanxi Science and Technology Museum (Shanxi Sheng Ke Xue Ji Shu Guan), 8 Yingze Xidajie (Bus 1, 38, 813, 855 or 859), +86 351 6198693, 6065742, 6063101.  edit
  • Yingze Park.  edit
  • Children's park (儿童公园; Értóng Gōngyuán), Haizibian West Street (海子边西街; Hǎi​zi​bian​xī​jiē)​ (In the centre of the city), +86 351 4066351. Dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Is home to library, exhibitions, planetarium and a number of older and newer buildings.  edit
  • Taiyuan Zoo (太原动物园; Tàiyuán Dòngyuán), 176 Jianhe Road (Northwest corner of Taiyuan, take bus 25, 855 or 864), +86 351 3074953, [3]. Summer 7:30AM-7PM, winter 7:30AM-6PM. ¥10.  edit
  • Forest Park (森林公园; Sēnlín Gōngyuán), Binhe East Road (滨河东路; Bīn​hé​dōng​lù)​ (Northern part of city, main entrance and parking area from West Gate on Binhe East Road), +86 351 3551684. 7AM-8PM. Recently built artifical forest park landscaped with valleys and rivers. It is features various recreational facilities. ¥5.  edit
  • Jinci Park (晋祠公园; Jìngōngyuán).  edit
  • Tianlongshan Grottoes (天龙山石窟; Tiānlóngshān Shí), (40 km southwest of Taiyuan. Best reached by car. A bus runs from Wuyi Square in Taiyuan to Qingxu, which is the nearest major town to the grottoes.). 7:30AM-6:30PM. Tianlongshan Grottoes is a series of 25 caves carved into the mountainside of Tianlong Mountain and well known among Chinese art experts for the fine Buddhist statues and decorations which were sculpted within. The earliest of these caves were built during the Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550), and additional caves were added in the Northern Qu, Sui, and Tang Dynasties. Grottoes 2 and 3 are the oldest in the complex, dating back nearly 1500 years. The largest and most impressive grotto is the ninth one, a multi-storied cave with several large Buddha statues and covered by an intricate three-story wooden pavilion, the Manshan Pavilion. ¥25.  edit
  • Longshan Grottoes (龙山石窟; Lóngshān Shí), (On Longshan Mountain, 20km southeast of central Taiyuan). 7:30AM-6:30PM. Built at the beginning of Yuan Dynasty. They comprise a Taoist temple and a number of statues. ¥20.  edit
  • Fenhe Scenic Area (汾河景区; Fénjǐng). Scenic area around Fen River. It includes four theme areas, six natural scenery areas and seven sightseeing spots. ¥10.  edit
  • Juewei Mountain Scenic Area (崛围山风景区; Juéwéishān Fēngjǐng), (24km northwest of central Taiyuan). The scenic area is home to a temple, a tower, pagodas and lots of trees. Locals flock here in autumn to see the red leaves and in spring to see the flowers. In clear weather there are great views of Taiyuan.  edit
  • Shanxi Jin Opera Troupe Theater. Stages Beijing Opera performances.  edit
  • Changfeng Theater (长风剧场; Chángfēng Jùchǎng), 123 Liuxiang South Road, +86 351 2028549. The oldest theater in Taiyuan large enough for an audience of 1,200. Stages Beijing Opera performances.  edit
  • Hubin Conference Hall (湖滨会堂; Húbīn Huìtáng), 180 Yingze Dajie, +86 351 4720059, 4720064, 4720084. Stages performing arts and festivals large enough for an audience of 2,145.  edit
  • Taiyuan Liyuan Culture Center (太原梨园文化中心; Tàiyuányuán Wénhuàzhōngxīn), 148 Qianfeng North Road, +86 351 5630586. Comprises halls for opera, folk music, story telling and disco. Stages both modern and traditional performances.  edit
  • Wheat Festival. September. Fine foods festival focusing on local dishes based on wheat.  edit
  • Wine Festival. November. Festival focusing on Shanxi Province as a centre for local wine production.  edit
  • International Folk Art Festival. September. Stages dance, song and theatre and exhibits art and sculpture.  edit

Buy

One area to visit for shopping is Bell Tower Street where you will find Fenjiu Dasha, Dongfang Department Store, Jinge Clothing Store and lots of smaller stores. Another option is Liu Xiang where you will find Guidu Department store, Wanjia Dasha, other department stores and many fashion shops.

Local products and markets

Local products can be found around town, but especially in Liuxiang Shopping District. These products include paper cuttings, jade, dough sculptures and lacquer goods.

  • Friendship Store, Yingze Dajie.  edit
  • Arts and Crafts Store, Yingze Dajie.  edit
  • Taiyuan Clothing City, 148 Chaoyang Street, +86 351 4375681.  edit
  • Taiyuan Fine Clothing City, 146 Chaoyang Street, +86 351 4373334.  edit
  • Yudu Commercial City, B76 Chaoyang Street, +86 351 4375900.  edit
  • Qinglong Computer City, 130 Nanneihuan Street, +86 351 8710161.  edit
  • Qinxian Village Flower & Bird Market, Qinxian Village, Xiaodian District, +86 351 7064907.  edit
  • Confucius Temple Street Antique Market. Lots of small antique shops.  edit
  • South Palace Collectibles Market, Yingze Dajie. Lots of small shops selling all kind of local stuff.  edit
  • Shanxi Antique City, 3 Datiejiang Xiang, Yingze District, +86 351 4179818, [4]. Six story mall selling both real angtiques and copies.  edit
  • Meet All Supermarket (美特好; Měihǎo), +86 4008129888, [5].  edit
  • Hualian Supermarket (华联超市; Huàlián Chāoshì), [6].  edit
  • Tangjiu Shopping Center, +86 351 7053691, [7].  edit
  • Haoganggang Mutton Soup Restaurant, (At the north entrance of Liuxiang).  edit
  • Qingheyuan Restaurant, 97 Qiaotou Street. Breakfast restaurant serving tasty mutton soup.  edit
  • Taiyuan Noodle Restaurant, 73 Yingze Avenue (At the junction of Dananmen and Yingze Avenue). Here you can try the very famous local noodels.  edit
  • Brazilian Barbeque (Xinjian South Road), West side of the street, near Wal-mart. Eat all you can, nice salads. Around ¥40 per person.  edit
  • Hotpot City, 16 Yingze Avenue (Close to the train station).  edit
  • Lüjiayuan, 352 Jiefang Road (Opposite the Agriculture Bank of China). Vegetarian restaurant.  edit
  • Taiyuan Mianshiguan, 17 Jiefang Road, +86 351 4041881. 11AM-3PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM. Typical local restaurant.  edit
  • Sanjin Restaurant, 425 Neihuan South Street, +86 351 7242945. Typical local restaurant.  edit
  • Greenery Cafe, 9 Shuiximen Street, Yingze District, +86 351 4126388. Serves both Chinese and Western food.  edit
  • Waitan Fengshang Western Restaurant, 246 Bei Dajie, +86 351 3082068. Serves steaks as well as typical café dishes.  edit
  • Tribes People Bar, 63 Mianhua Xiang.  edit
  • Xinqing Bar (lit. Mood Bar), 14 Yi Wenyuan Xiang.  edit
  • Ba'er Bar, 100 Qinxian North Street. The first bar to open in the city.  edit
  • Dio Coffee, 5 Xinnan Yitiao, Yingze District, +86 351 8236178, [9]. Coffee and Western food. Free internet.  edit
  • UBC Coffee (上岛咖啡; Shàngdǎo Kāfēi), [10].  edit
    • Jiefang South Road Branch (解放南路店; Jiěfàngnándiàn), 23 Jiefang South Road, Yingze District (迎泽区解放南路23号; Yíng​zé​qū​ Jiěfàngnán​lù​) (Just south of Nangong Square), +86 351 4060638.  edit
    • Wenhua Garden Branch (文华苑店; Wénhuáyuàndiàn), Changfeng Street (长风街; Cháng​fēng​jiē​)‎, +86 351 7632318‎.  edit
    • Fu West Street Branch (府西街店; Fǔ​​jiēdiàn​‎), 79 Fu West Street, Xinghualing District (杏花岭区府西街79号; Xìng​huā​lǐng​qū​ Fǔ​xī​jiē​).  edit
    • 青年店, 迎泽区青年路51号‎, +86 351 4720998‎.
    • 千峰店‎‎, 千峰南路, +86 351 8698111.
    • 北大街店, 杏花岭区北大街‎, +86 351 5657888‎.
    • 南内环街‎, 迎泽区南内环街.
    • 亲贤北街店‎, 长风街附近, +86 351 7591868‎.
    • 西渠路, 万柏林区西渠路.
  • Hanting Express (Taiyuan Shenglidong Branch) (汉庭快捷酒店 (太原胜利桥东店); Hàntíngkuàijié Jiǔdiàn (Tàiyuán Shènglìqiáodōngdiàn​​)), (杏花岭区北大街276号; ), +86 351 3231199 (fax: +86 351 3231133). Small rooms with free internet. Listed rates for doubles from ¥139, breakfast ¥15.   edit
  • Tielu Hotel (Tielu Binguan), 18 Yingze Avenue, +86 351 4040624.  edit
  • Vico Inn (Taiyuan Fuzhuang City Branch) (维客商务酒店 (太原服装城店); Wéi Shāngjiǔdiàn (Tàiyuánzhuāngchéngdiàn)), 115 Shungta North Road, Yingze District (迎泽区双塔北路115号; Yíng​zé​qū​ Shuāng​tǎ​běi​lù​). Rooms with sofas and free internet. Most of the rooms also have refrigerator and safe. Business center available. Listed rates for doubles from ¥188.  edit
  • Yun Shan Hotel (Yun Shan Fandian), 99 Yingze Avenue, +86 351 4964862.  edit
  • Changtai Fandian, 60 Yingze Dong Dajie, (0351)2230888 (fax: (0351)4034931).  edit
  • Shanxi Dianli Dasha, 39 Yingze Dajie, (0351)4041784 (fax: (0351)4040777).  edit
  • Shanxi Huayuan Binguan, 9 Yingze Dajie, (0351)4046201 (fax: (0351)4046980).  edit
  • Yingze Binguan, 189 Yingze Dajie, (0351)8828888.  edit
  • World Trade Hotel Jin Jiang, 69 Fuxi Street, Xinghualing District, 86-21-61226688 Ext. 7800 (), [11]. 5-star business hotel in the heart of downtown. It offers 398 rooms, a business center, function rooms, several restaurants, and fun facilities for a relaxing vacation.  edit
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Taiyuan

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Taiyuan

  1. A prefecture-level city in northern China; capital of Shanxi Province.

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