Shanxi is also a big tourism province. Every year, many people travel to Shanxi. At the same time, we all know that there are many interesting scenic spots in Shanxi. So, what are the scenic spots that Shanxi must play?
1. Mount Wutai
Mt. Wutai is the first of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China. It is called "jinwutai" and is the ashram of Manjusri Bodhisattva. Wutai Mountain is not a mountain. It is composed of a series of mountains and peaks. Among them, five peaks are majestic, continuous, flat and broad without trees on the top, just like a platform of earth, so it is named.
Wutai Mountain is China's only green Temple (Han Buddhism) and yellow Temple (Tibetan Buddhism) with each other, so Han, Mongolian, Tibetan and other nationalities live in harmony here.
2. Pingyao ancient city, Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province
Pingyao ancient city is known as one of the four best preserved ancient cities. It is also one of the two ancient cities that successfully applied for World Heritage in China. It was built from 827 BC to 782 BC. It has undergone many dynasties and has been renovated dozens of times before it can be seen today.
At the same time, there are many folk activities for tourists to visit in this ancient city. There are also various myths and legends that have been handed down to this day. They have a profound cultural heritage. They don't know where to start without a guide. Because of the great difference in precipitation, there are four distinct seasons. Different scenery can be seen in different seasons, and the transportation is very convenient.
PS: because there are many scenic spots in Pingyao ancient city, it is recommended that you buy a set of tickets. The reference price is 125 / person. Some people enjoy half price free discount. You can buy tickets directly at the scenic spot ticket office without online booking. You can go all the year round. It is recommended that you visit around one day. The opening hours are 08:00-18:30 in peak season (April October) and 08:30-18:00 in off season (November March).
Hengshan scenic spot is the holy land of Quanzhen sect, the mainstream of Taoism in the world. The natural landscape is very beautiful, with the characteristics of majestic, dangerous, broad, and solemn momentum. The steep north slope is covered with lush pine forests, with waterfalls and flowing springs in the forest, birds singing and warblers singing. The beautiful scenery and wonders can be seen everywhere. In fact, it is a good place to appreciate nature. Hengshan pine is a scenery of Hengshan. The roots of the ancient pines are hanging out of the rocks. They hold on to the rocks and stand tall and majestic.
4. Yungang Grottoes in Datong City, Shanxi Province
Yungang Grottoes, one of the first batch of cultural relic protection units in China, is listed on the world heritage list. It is also one of the largest Grottoes in China, with high artistic, historical and cultural value.
It's very shocking to see that the statue is completely different from the picture. Because of its magnificent momentum and rich content, it is known as the top of Chinese stone carving art in the 5th century. It records the historical track of the development of Buddhist art, and also reflects the prevalence of Buddhist thought in that dynasty and the detailed portrayal of social life in the Northern Wei Dynasty.
PS: the scenic spot is open from 8:30-17:20 on April 15 to October 27 in summer, and from 8:30-17:00 on October 28 to April 14 in winter. The reference ticket price is 150 yuan per person. It is suitable for all seasons of the year. It is recommended to visit for about half a day.