Taiyuan TourTaiyuan is the regional capital city of Shanxi Province, a province loaded with profound history, splendid culture and mesmerizing landscapes. Located on the Taiyuan Basin and surrounded by the mountains on its three sides in the center of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, literally "Great Plains", is perched on the plains of Fenhe River which passes through the city center from north to south.
Most travelers pass through Taiyuan on their way to Pingyao, Qikou, Datong, Xian or Beijing. But this historical city does have some interesting places that keep you busy for a day trip such as Shanxi Museum, Twin Pagoda Temple, Chongshan Temple, Jinci Temple Park and Mengshan Mountain Buddha.
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|» Taiyuan Highlight Day Tour|
| Destination: Taiyuan
Duration: One Day (8 hours)
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TY-01
Price: Starting from US$79 p/p
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| Destination: Taiyuan and Pingyao
Duration: 5 day
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TY-02
Price: Starting from US$359 p/p
|» Shanxi Vernacular Dwellings Tour|
| Destinations: Taiyuan Qikou Zhangbi Pingyao
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: SHX-01
Price: Starting from US$ 440p/p
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Taiyuan Travel Information
Train Travel to TaiyuanRail travel to Taiyuan remains the most popular way to go to Taiyuan. Taiyuan has two main railway passenger stations, namely Taiyuan Railway Station and Taiyuan South Railway Station. The old and centrally located Taiyuan Railway Station now mainly receive T and K trains in and out of Taiyuan; Taiyuan South Railway Station is a newly built bullet train station designed for the bullet trains linking Beijing, Xian and Pingyao. Make sure you are on the right train station if you are leaving Taiyuan by train.
Taiyuan Railway Station
It is located at the east end of the east-west street known as Yingze Street with the station building facing the north-south Jiannan Road, hence a T-intersection in front of the railway main building. Originally built in 1907, now Taiyuan Railway Station mainly operate T and K trains. The bullet trains (D Trains) have been moved to the newly built Taiyuan South Railway Station.
Add: No.02, Jiannan Road, Taiyuan
Taiyuan South Railway Station It is located about 10km southeast of Taiyuan Railway Sation, 6km northwest of Taiyuan Airport , adjacent to Shanxi University and Taiyuan Hi-Tech Development Zone. Officially operated on July 01, 2014, Taiyuan South Railway Station mainly receives bullet trains ( D trains ) and Z trains linking Beijing, Pingyao and Xian and more cities.
Add: Jinyang Street, Xiaoying District, Taiyuan
Flight Travel to TaiyuanTaiyuan Wusu International Airport is situated 13km southeast of Taiyuan city center, 6km southeast of Taiyuan South Railway Station and 18km southeast of Taiyuan Railway Station. Taiyuan Airport has opened over 50 air routes connecting over 40 cities home and abroad.
Add: 32 Taiyu Road, Xiaodian District, Taiyuan
Overland Travel to and from TaiyuanTaiyuan has a wide network of roads linking the cities and towns within Shanxi Province and the major cities beyond the province such as Beijing, Xian, Hohhot, Luoyang, Shanghai and more. The city now has four main long-distance passenger bus stations - Taiyuan Long-distance Bus Station, Taiyuan Jiannan Bus Station, Taiyuan East Bus Station and Taiyuan West Passenger Bus Station.
Taiyuan Long-distance Bus Station
The bus station is just located on Yingze Street, about 500m west of Taiyuan Railway Station. Destinations include Beijing (7 hours), Datong (less than 4 hours), Xian (8 hours), Shanghai (17 hours) and Zhengzhou (4 hours).
Add: 88,Yingze Street, Taiyuan
Taiyuan Jiannan Passenger Bus Station
The bus station is just located 4km south of Taiyuan Railway Station. Destinations include Jiexiu (2 hours), Jincheng (4 hours).
Add: 447 Jianshe Nan Road, Xiaodian District, Taiyuan
Taiyuan East Passenger Bus Station
The bus station is located near the Taiyuan East Ring Expressway, about 4km east of Taiyuan Railway Station. Destinations include Wutaishan, Xinzhou within the province.
Add: Wulongkou Street, Naoma Village, Taiyuan
Taiyuan West Passenger Bus Station
As the largest long-distance bus station in Taiyuan, the bus station is located on Yingze Street, about 11km west of Taiyuan Railway Station. Destinations include Qikou and Lishi.
Add: 396 Yingze Street, Taiyuan
Get around in TaiyuanThe Bus 1 runs along the whole length of Yingze Street, the main avenue running from east to west. Taiyuan Railway Station is located at the est end of Yingze Street and Taiyuan West Passenger Bus Station is also situated on Yingze Street.
Bus number 619 runs between the south bus station and east bus station. Airport shuttle buses run to Taiyuan Airport hourly from 6:00 am to 8:30pm starting from the side of Sanjin International Hotel on Wuyi Square (15 yuan, 40 minutes).
Taiyuan Taxi Fares:
• RMB8 at the first 3km
• RMB1.1 per additional km during 21:00-05:00
• RMB13 per additional km during 05:00-21:00
When to Visit in TaiyuanTaiyuan features a continental temperate climate with the annual average temperature is 9.3℃. Winter here is dry and cold; spring with lower temperature, and summer is hot and sticky; autumn clear and dry. May, June, September and October are the best time to visit Taiyuan.
Where to Stay in TaiyuanBudget Hotels
Jinjiang Inn (Taiyuan Liuxiang): No.38 Liuxiang South Road, Yingze District, Taiyuan
Hanting Express (Taiyuan Shenglidong Branch) Tel: 0086 351 3231199
Tielu Hotel: 18 Yingze Avenue Tel: 0086 351 4040624.
Yun Shan Hotel: 99 Yingze Avenue Tel: 0086 351 4964862.
Sanjin International Hotel: No.108 Yingze Avenue, Taiyuan
Changtai Hotel: 60 Yingze Dong Dajie Tel: (0351)2230888
Shanxi Dianli Mansion 39 Yingze Dajie Tel: (0351)4041784
Shanxi Huayuan Hotel: 9 Yingze Dajie Tel: (0351)4046201
Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan: No. 115-1 Changfeng Street, Taiyuan
Taiyuan Wanda Vista Hotel: No.169 Jiefang Road, Taiyuan
Yingze Hotel: 189 Yingze Dajie. Tel: (0351)8828888.
World Trade Hotel Jin Jiang, 69 Fuxi Street, Xinghualing District Tel: 0086-21-61226688
What to See in Taiyuan1. Shanxi Museum: The Shanxi Museum is located in a modern four-storey building situated at a central location along the Fen River in the heart of Taiyuan and boasts a wide collection of artifacts from this history-loaded province.
2. Jinci Temple Park (晋祠): 25km southwest of Taiyuan city center, 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, featuring a variety of architectural styles. Jinci is ranked as the No 1 attraction in Taiyuan, collections of well preserved old buildings and trees make the temple worth a visit.
3. Temple of the Twin Pagodas (双塔寺): Located at Shuangta North Road, Yingze District. This temple is well known for its twins of 13-story octagonal pagodas, dating back some 400 years.
4. Chongshan Temple (崇善寺) : Located on Diliang Street, Yingze District, the temple is now home to the Buddhist Association of Shanxi Province and features the Bell Tower, the Dabei Hall, and the east and west wing rooms. The main hall has 3 magnificent statues, one of Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, with 1000 hands.
5. Mengshan Mountain Buddha (蒙山大佛): Mengshan is regarded as a sacred mountain and has beautiful mountain scenery with its main attraction known as Mengshan Mountain Bug-Buddha, a 200-ft tall, and carved out of stone. The Mengshan Buddha is said to be China's oldest stone-carved Buddha statue.
Local Cuisines in TaiyuanShanxi is well-known for its noodles - knife-cutting noodles and hand-pull noodles and vinegar which is seen everywhere in Shanxi. For the authentic Shanxi noodles, you may go to Taiyuan Noodle House (太原面食店), located at 7 Jiefang Road, Taiyuan.
For a change or other cuisines, you may go to Tiayuan Food Street, north of Zhonggulou Street ( Bell and Bell Tower Street) where you find a host of eateries - hotpot, dumplings, fried dishes and of course, the noodles).
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