Take in the Best of Taiyuan
Visit iconic sites, tour world-class museums, and try local eats
The capital of Shanxi Province is an important energy and industrial base, but also offers plenty of history, culture, and natural beauty, which you can easily explore from our well-situated hotel. Tour the spectacular Jinci Temple—featuring Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian influences as well as a 3,000-year-old cypress tree—and peruse an impressive collection of artifacts showcasing Chinese civilization at the Shanxi Museum. Visit the Mengshan Giant Buddha, the second largest Buddha in the world, and admire unrivalled views of the city from the top of the iconic Twin Pagoda Temple. Sprawling Yingze Park features beautiful greenery, pretty pagodas, and activities like boating and golfing while the night market in Liu Alley is lined with vendors selling delicious area specialties like noodles. You can also check out the interesting exhibits at the Coal Museum of China (China’s only coal museum), wander through the Tianlong Mountain Grottoes filled with Buddhist statues, and explore Ming Dynasty ruins at Taiyuan Ancient County.