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Taiyuan travel guide

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You're Going to Love Taiyuan

The capital of China's Shanxi province, Taiyuan is a rewarding place to visit, with its excellent museums, beautiful historical sights and the chance to explore Shanxi's tourist gems.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Taiyuan

When to Visit Taiyuan

The shoulder seasons tend to be the best time to visit. May and June and September and October bring warm weather and smaller crowds.

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How to Get to Taiyuan

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Where to Stay in Taiyuan

Taiyuan's finest hotels include the upmarket Chateau Star River and the ultra-modern Kempinksi Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Taiyuan

Where to stay in popular areas of Taiyuan

How to Get Around Taiyuan

The Cost of Living in Taiyuan

Shopping Streets

Bell Tower Street hosts a collection of big department stores like Dongfang and Jinge Clothing. However, if you want to find craft souvenirs like jade carvings and paper cuttings, head to Liuxiang.

Groceries and Other

Supermarket options in Taiyuan include Xingsheng and Changhui. As a guide, expect to pay around ¥10 for 12 eggs.

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Where to Eat in Taiyuan

Sour noodles, warming hotpots, and distinctive flat breads mark Shanxi's cuisine. For some of the best examples, head to restaurants like the Taiyuan Noodle Restaurant or Greenery Cafe. The ShiPin Jie night market is also a great place to sample local tastes. Expect sit down meals to cost around ¥30-40.