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Taiyuan is the capital and largest city of Shanxi province in North China. At the 2010 census, it had a total population of 4,201,591 inhabitants on 6959 km² whom 3,212,500 are urban on 1,460 km². The name of the city literally means "Great Plains", referring to the location where the Fen River leaves the mountains.

Taiyuan Quick Facts

English Name: Taiyuan

Railway Stations: Taiyuan Railway Train Station

Zip Code: 030000

Location: Huabei Area

Chinese Name: 太原 (Taiyuan)

Suburban Districts: Huabei Area

Airports: Taiyuan Wusu International Airport

Area Code: 0351

Population: 4.2 million (2010)

Best Time to Visit: June to October

Top Attractions in Taiyuan

Taiyuan Maps Free Download

Find maps of Taiyuan, including Taiyuan's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Taiyuan travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Taiyuan

Shopping in Taiyuan will have you amazed! The shopping malls in downtown Taiyuan can mostly be found on Yingze East Street, Wuyi Road, Jiefang South Road, Jiahe South Road and Kaihua Temple Street. If you are interested in Taiyuan folk customs you should visit the Liuxiang Commercial Street, Zhonglou Street (Bell Tower Street) and the Liunan Night Market Street. Zho...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Taiyuan

The flavor of Taiyuan food and cuisine in general tastes salty, sometimes spicy and sour. It is said that the best cooked wheaten food is in China, while the best Chinese cooked wheaten food is in Shanxi province. And the best cooked wheaten food is in Taiyuan, because it does not only have a long history, but also has wide varieties, such as fried oat noodles, lamian, slice...> See More

Entertainment in Taiyuan

Compared to the past, Taiyuan's night life these days has become more exciting, colorful, and offe a lot of choices. People can either choose to go to the town's squares, parks, ba, discos, or hotels to enjoy the night. For Taiyuan local residents, they often visit either the city's parks or squares to relax after a hard day's work. Most people bring their loved ones to...> See More