Shanxi, a Land with Natural and Cultural Splendor
Shanxi not only enjoys magnificent mountains and rivers, but also boasts of rich natural resources. Its yellow earth land form and Hukou Waterfall are unique in the world. Fen River, like a jade belt, flows in between the Lvliang and Taihang Mountain Ranges. Precious deposits of coal and lake salt are abundant. The Nature’s gifts give Shanxi unparalleled advantage in developing its energy industry. Superb craftsmanship of ancient Shanxi people are manifested in numerous old buildings around the province, which occupies a major part of the country’s total. People are fascinated by the World Cultural Heritages such as Mt. Wutai, Yungang Grottoes and Pingyao Ancient City, as well as a large number of scenic spots and cultural relics in the province. For generations, varieties of folk customs and diverse local operas never ceased their succession in Shanxi.