From Taiyuan to Jincheng, explore the most Shanxi, explore the ancient civilization of China!

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Foreword
    Some people say that “Shanxi is a monument all over the place”. Although it is a bit exaggerated, it is an indisputable fact that this land is full of humanities and nature. If you want to taste Shanxi carefully, it will not be enough to spend a month. However, it is difficult for most people to play outside for more than a month. If so, take the best route and walk! This time we went from Taiyuan all the way through Jinzhong, Changzhi, and finally to Jincheng, all the way to the humanities, it is dizzying.
    Follow our footsteps and explore the ancient Chinese civilization together!
    
     About the author
    All the way south wind, the whole network senior self-media people, platform certification traveler, domestic and foreign travel experience, hotel experience, hotel reviewer, WeChat: pcwli88, Weibo: all the way south wind
     Preparation before the trip
    Change clothes in autumn and winter, a umbrella, a top hat, a bottle of anti-mosquito water, a set of sunscreen, a bottle of wind oil, a pair of sunglasses. One of the 11-16MM lenses, one Nikon D810, and one 24-70MM lens. Personal identification. A few cash, a bank card, a mobile phone stabilizer, etc.
     stroke
    Day 1: Arrive in Taiyuan in the morning, visit Jinci in the afternoon, and stay in Taiyuan in the evening.
    The next day: Taiyuan to Jixian in the morning, visit the Qiao Family Courtyard, visit Pingyao Ancient City in the afternoon, and stay in Pingyao Ancient City at night.
    Day 3: Pingyao Ancient City to Changzhi, visit the party gate in the morning, visit the Temple of the City in the afternoon, then go to Jincheng and stay in Jincheng.
    Day 4: Jincheng District to Huangcheng Xiangfu, visit Huangcheng Xiangfu, return after lunch
    This trip is more convenient for self-driving. All the attractions can be accurately located in the navigation software. You can drive according to the navigation tips. If you are free to ride, you can also refer to the Raiders behind the various attractions in the article. If you rent a car by car, you can consider picking up the car in Taiyuan, and returning to Zhengzhou, because Jincheng is closer to Zhengzhou Airport. If you take the train, you can go in Jincheng, or you can go from Zhengzhou or Taiyuan, depending on the direction of your home.
     Historic Jinci
    
    It is already the third time to go to Taiyuan. The first two trips have been in a hurry. There is no extra time to look at the ancient city carefully. This time, I finally slow down my pace and arrange a day to go to Jinci.
    
    Jinci is one of the oldest remains of ancient architecture in Taiyuan. It is also the earliest extant ancestral garden complex. Its history can be traced back to the Western Zhou Dynasty about 3,000 years ago. It was originally built for the second generation of Zhou Wuwang, Tang Shuzhen, named Tang Shuzhen. Hey, later changed to Jin Wangxi, and finally saved the king’s character, and called it Jinci.
    
    In the long years, Jinci has experienced the erosion of natural disasters and wind and rain, but the dynasties have been trimmed or expanded. The earliest existing main building was in 984 AD, the Temple of the Virgin built in the Northern Song Dynasty. The legendary Madonna of the Temple is Tang Shuzheng. Mother, the queen of Zhou Wuwang, Jiang.
    
    In the Temple of the Virgin, my gaze was attracted by 41 beautiful statues of the Song Dynasty and two statues of the Ming Dynasty. Among these statues, the Virgin Mary is in the middle of the Lord. She is graceful and magnificent.
    The entire Jinci is an invaluable treasure. According to the data, the number of buildings, statues and inscriptions that exist in the village for more than 300 years are 98, 110 and 300, respectively. There are 37 castings of art. These ancient artifacts are There is no such thing as a treasure that can’t be copied and can’t be purchased from other places.
    
    In the autumn, Jiaoyang shines on the warmth of the body, and the old tree with dead branches brings out the vicissitudes of ancient architecture. Nature is like this.Repeatedly, until the spring of next year, it is a green and long-lasting.
    We walked very slowly, and the pace was very light, for fear of missing a certain detail, while destroying the quaint and quiet atmosphere at the moment.
    
    Walking through the city gate, it seems to cross the old time.
    Who has been here? Who and who weave the story?
    There seems to be an hourglass between the heavens and the earth. It leaks away the time, but it does not follow the traces of history.
    
    Wearing a winding path, winding around the corridor, moving from one hall to another, all buildings are old and undefeated, and well protected.
    Throughout the ages, there are many people who love art!
    
    Jinci combines natural landscapes with architectural art and sculpture art. Its magnificent atmosphere and elegant garden style are different from the small and exquisite gardens of the south. Because the four seasons are distinct in the north, each time period has different styles.
    
    The Temple of the Virgin and the wooden carving Panlong, the fish marsh fly beam are collectively known as the Jinci Ancient Building. In addition, Jinci also has Jinrentai, Tangbei Pavilion, Jellyfish House, Water Mirror, Diagonal Square, Zhou Bai Tang, and Laoshaoquan.
    
    Especially worth mentioning is the difficult old spring, here is one of the three sources of Jinshui, the other two sources are Shanliquan and Yuumaquan.
    Standing in front of the difficult old spring, watching the spring water rushing out from the underground fault, long flowing, can not help but sigh the wonder of nature, at the same time came poetry, but unfortunately I did not have Li Bai’s talent, can not write “Jin 祠 flowing water like jasper” The good-selling sentence of the world is not like the Ouyang Xiu Xin hand is the golden sentence of “Wen Qujia Lulu He”.
    
     Jinci traffic guide and ticket information
    How to get to Jinci-Taiyuan City, take bus No. 301, No. 302, No. 308, No. 804, No. 848, No. 856 and get off at Jinci Park Station. Walk on foot.
    Tickets: In the off-peak season, the fare season is RMB 80, the execution time is from April 1 to October 31, and the off-season ticket is RMB 65. The execution time is from January 1 to March 31 of the following year. day.
    Opening hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the off season and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the peak season
     Folk Palace – Qiao Family Courtyard
    
    There is the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Forbidden City in Shenyang, and the Forbidden City Museum in Taipei. In fact, there is also a private palace in Shanxi. It is the representative of the Jin Shangyuan architecture in the Jixian County of Jinzhong City – Qiao Family Courtyard.
    
    Many people were impressed when they talked about the Qiao Family Courtyard.
    In 2006, Chen Jianbin and Jiang Qinqin and other famous TV dramas were popular throughout the country. In the early 1990s, Zhang Yimou also took Gong Li, He Saifei and others to shoot “Red Lanterns” and won them in one fell swoop. The Silver Bear Award at the Venice International Film Festival and the box office record of Chinese films in North America.
    The Qiao Family Courtyard has undoubtedly added color to the film.
    Without the quaint environment of Qiao’s compound, the film will lose a lot of charm.
    Today, the Qiao Family Courtyard has become the most famous commercial house in Shanxi. It is always a pity to go to Shanxi without looking at the Qiao Family Courtyard.
    On the cool autumn days, we walked into the Qiao Family Courtyard to see the grandeur and fineness of this Jinzhong commercial house, and to learn more about the wealth story of Qiao’s family.
    
    Historically, several generations of Qiao’s family have lived in the compound. The most famous one is Qiao Zhiyong. He is the third generation of Qiao’s family. He was determined to follow the text in his early years but was forced to switch to the business community because of his brother’s illness.
    As soon as he entered the business sea, Qiao’s extraordinary talents and extraordinary enthusiasm were revealed. Under his management, Qiao’s business flourished and achieved overseas. The most legendary thing is that Qiao’s business has also pioneered the promotion of Baotou City, Inner Mongolia. development of,
    
    The Qiao Family Courtyard consists of six large courtyards and dozens of small courtyards, all of which are typical northern courtyard houses. The structure of the courtyard seems to be the same, but the carvings, couplets and paintings in the details are different. The most beautiful is in the courtyard of the Zhongtang. This is the courtyard where the Qiaojia super celebrity Qiao Zhiyong and his wife live. It passes through the courtyard gate with the three-character plaque in the “Zhongtang”, and then passes through a passage to the red lantern. The courtyard is the redest courtyard of the entire Qiao Family Courtyard. During the opening period, tourists can be photographed almost at any time.
    
    
    Brick carvings, stone carvings, wood carvings, paintings, plaques, wall paintings, and provincial divisions are the most well-known architectural features of the Qiao Family Courtyard. In particular, the three carvings, rich in content and exquisite in craftsmanship, have always been the same as the Huizhou carvings.
    The carvings in the Qiao Family Courtyard are very particular, most of them contain the meaning of good luck, flowers, birds, fish and myths are the biggest theme.
    
    I especially appreciate the way that Qiao Zhiyong is a man and a family.
    In Zhongtang, it is unbiased, and everything is in balance and endless.
    At the Qiao Family Courtyard, we visited all the houses. What impressed me was the family rules of Qiao’s family. Even if his wife has as many as six Joe’s most prominent masters, Qiao Zhiyong, the next five are also continuation strings, instead of the servants who come to fight with their ladies.
    
    
    In the late autumn, the willows in the garden are still green, and the canals and the inner lake have been covered with a thin layer of ice.
    
    Walking in the alley of the Qiao Family Courtyard, it seems to cross into another dimensional space centered on the time axis.
    
    
    Time flies, today’s Qiao family compound does not live with Joe’s family, but the stories and legends about Joe’s family are still relished by people!
     Qiao Family Courtyard Traffic Guide and Ticket Information
    traffic:
    1. Depart from Pingyao: You can take the bus to Taiyuan in Pingyao Bus Station (a lot of flights) in the middle of the Qiao Family Courtyard. After you walk to the exit point, you can go back to Pingyao or go to Taiyuan.
    2. From Taiyuan: Trains from Taiyuan to Pingyao, Yuncheng and other places pass through Jixian County; they can also take buses from Taiyuan Long-distance Bus Station to Pingyao and Lingchuan at 8:00, to Dongguan Town, Jixian County. Get off at Jiabao Village.
    Tickets:
    Adult ticket: 138 RMB (January 1st – December 31st Monday – Sunday)
    Half-ticket: 60-65 year olds with valid documents
    Free of charge: Children under 6 years old or under 1.2 meters, disabled.
    Opening hours: 08:00-18:45 (summer) (January 1st – December 31st Monday – Sunday) 08:30-17:00 (winter) (January 1st – December 31st)
     A trip to Pingyao Ancient City
    Which three of the most famous ancient cities in China are? The south is the ancient city of Fenghuang and the ancient city of Lijiang, and the north must be the ancient city of Pingyao. Pingyao Ancient City is also the most valuable ancient city in Shanxi, as the entire site is listed on the World Heritage List.
    Pingyao Ancient City is also one of the four best preserved ancient cities in China. Every corner here is full of history. Every street, every house, every piece of art is unique and cannot be copied.
    The ancient city of Pingyao is a pass system. You can go to 22 major attractions with the pass. If you only walk through the streets in the old city, you don’t need to buy tickets, but you will miss a lot of core things. Our time is not so much, we can only pick the elite section, the first to visit is the ancient city wall.
    
    Pingyao Ancient City Wall is one of the four best-preserved ancient city walls in China. The architectural style is magnificent, and the classical city gate building is opposite to the city building. Standing on the ancient city wall overlooking the entire city of Pingyao.
    
    If you don’t have time to walk the entire section of the city wall, it is recommended to check the ticket from the South Gate entrance, and after the completion of the surrounding elite section, transfer to other attractions. Standing on the south gate of the city, you can clearly see the bustling scene of South Street.
    
    
    
    
    Pingyao has been a major commercial town since ancient times. From the Qing Dynasty to the early Republic of China, commercial activities were the most active. Today, several main streets are still the most commercial streets in the north. Strolling through the streets of Pingyao Ancient City, you can see the signs of old vinegar and various kinds of Shanxi snacks everywhere.
    
    The night is the most beautiful and the most prosperous time in Pingyao, especially when the sun sets, the sky still has the afterglow, the lights and clouds of the street, the rays of the sun, especially dreams!
    
    Pingyao County has a history of more than a thousand years, and the earliest existing buildings were built in 1346.
    Pingyao County has an area of ​​more than 26,000 square meters and is the largest county in the country. Walking into the ancient county, walking through the various trial halls and back gardens, it feels like going through the costumes and film works.
    
    To visit the ancient city of Pingyao, Rishengchang must visit, because it is the first ticket number in China.
    What is the ticket number? It is the predecessor of the bank. The bank is an exotic culture, and the ticket number is the real Chinese invention.
    
    Pingyao Rishengchang is also commonly known as the China Ticket Museum. Here you can see the history of the development of the Chinese ticket industry, as well as the history of the rising family and the treasurer.
    The site of Rishengchangji is also a set of ancient residences in Shanxi with exquisite layout and exquisite details.
    
    
    Synergy is on the South Street near Shengchang. It was founded in 1856. It only existed for 57 years. It belongs to the rising star of Pingyao ticket industry. Its venture capital is only 36,000. It is a typical achievement with Xiaobo. An example of a career.
    
    Tour synergy, you can go deep into the underground vault to understand the operation of the ticket number of the year, and the cave-style architectural style is a major feature.
    
    As a world cultural heritage, all the attractions in Pingyao Ancient City have their own characteristics and history. It is a pity that you can’t finish reading all of them. You will also miss some very good attractions, such as the Ma Family Courtyard.
    
    The Majia Courtyard is known as the first mansion and the first mansion of Pingyao Ancient City. It was built in the Tongzhi Period of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in an alley near the north gate of the ancient city. Unlike other scenic spots, it is located on the main street. Many people are due to time. Give up the visit directly. In fact, the size and sophistication of the Ma Family Courtyard is no less than that of the Qiao Family Courtyard in Jixian County. However, as a single attraction, the Qiao Family Courtyard has a greater propaganda and is easier for people to remember.
    
    Passing through the automatic ticket gate, entering the interior of the Majia Courtyard, the eyes suddenly open, the buildings here are elegant and elegant, between the strict and conservative.
    
    There are red lanterns hanging on the eaves of the various courtyards of the Majia. The beams and columns are attached to the couplets. There are many delicate patterns on the wooden doors. The thresholds and the tops of the doors are rich in carvings and paintings.
    
    The Majia Courtyard covers an area of ​​9 mu. There are 3 large courtyards and 6 small courtyards. The number of rooms is up to 197. The courtyards in the courtyard are criss-crossed like a small castle. It is also like a private palace.
    Different courtyards of Majia are inhabited by different ladies, servants, etc. Some of the courtyards are used for the office of Majia. Like the Qianzhuang, such as Gongqing, there is a small vault in the ground.
    What is the wealth of the Ma family? The folks said that his family’s small treasury was “not finished and filled with dissatisfaction”, and among the four families of Pingyao Ancient City, the Ma family was ranked first.
    
    The owner of the Ma family loves furniture and also likes to collect art. The furniture, guqin and other objects in the Majiayuan have reached more than 1,000 pieces. All of them are worthy of the city and are called “one China”.
    
    Having said that, who is the owner of the Ma family? He is a Ma Zhongxuan, born in a family of Chinese medicine practitioners.
    
    The Majia architecture is built around the theme of “Ma”. Not only can you see the capital characters everywhere, but the overall architectural layout is like a horse. This is due to Ma Zhongxuan’s obsession with Feng Shui and his hope for future generations. He hopes that Ma’s career will be “successful and successful” and hope that the children will never forget this.
    
    
    Walking on the ground, you can’t see the layout of the horses in the Majiayuan. You can climb the corridor on the second floor and walk to the top of the building.
    The Majia Courtyard is an excellent place to enjoy the panoramic view of the ancient city in Pingyao Ancient City. The location angle is not worse than the ancient city wall. The Majia Courtyard is also a rare open-roof courtyard in the Jinzhong area. Most of the other ancient courtyards cannot be used for building. There is no open corridor for the building, and there is no viewing tower that occupies the commanding heights of the ancient city.
    
    
    In addition to the cold winter, boarding a high-rise building, tea, watching the sun, watching the sunset, watching the moon, watching the wind, accompanied by the breeze, this is a pleasant thing!
    
    Many people don’t know that Ma Zhongxuan is still the father-in-law of Qiao Zhiyong. Who is Joe Zhiyong? He is the protagonist of the TV series “Qiao Family Courtyard”. In reality, the most prominent master of the Qiao Family Courtyard, also known as Zhongtang, Qiao family reached its peak under his management.
    
    
    Visiting the Majia Courtyard and discovering that the horse family also has its own dartThe division, it can be seen that the business was very big at the time.
     Pingyao Ancient City Traffic Raiders and Ticket Information
    Traffic Raiders: Bus – take the Pingyao 108 North Line to the North Gate and get off at a walking distance. Self-driving – locate the ancient city of Pingyao. In addition, Taiyuan and other places have cars to Pingyao.
    Opening hours: 08:00-18:00 (January 1st – December 31st Monday – Sunday).
    Tickets: There is no money for visiting the ancient city. The pass is 130 yuan and you can visit 22 attractions.
     Changzhi Shangfangmen
    
    Changzhi was a city in southeastern Shanxi. It was a county in South Korea during the Warring States period in BC.
    Originally thought of the Taihang Grand Canyon tour, because the weather turned cold, the scenic area closed, we transferred to the city’s Shangdangmen.
    
    The Shangdang Gate was built in the Sui Dynasty. It has a history of more than 1,000 years. It was originally a gate of the Shangdang County Office. The Shangdang is the old name of Changzhi, and the county is an administrative unit.
    When Emperor Tang Emperor Li Longji was an official at Changzhi (then called Cangzhou), Daxing Civil Engineering Construction Department built a variety of majestic pavilions.
    
    Today’s Shangdang Gate is just two buildings, one wall and one door. It forms the architectural wonder of “there is no door, no door, no garden”.
    In the Tang Dynasty, the pavilion of the pavilion reached more than 280. Unfortunately, this magnificent architectural community was unfortunately destroyed in the war during the Jin and Yuan Dynasties. The residual walls and gates that are now seen are later built.
    
    
    In the late autumn season, Changzhi’s sky blue is like a splash of ink. A group of birds with unknown scientific names swept through the pavilion of the Shangdang Gate, changing the direction of the arrangement from time to time. The picture is full of historical vicissitudes and at the same time there is more agility.
    In the late autumn, the pine trees next to the party door are still green and green, and people see the vigorous power.
    
    Because in the urban area, the traffic is relatively convenient, almost every person who comes to Changzhi will come to punch the card, and the party door becomes a net red. Here, the shutter is just a moment of old light.
    
    The pavilion on the left side of the Shangdang Gate is the bell tower, and the right side is the Drum Tower. There are two dream words on the two classical pavilions, namely “Feng Chi” and “Cloud Movement”. In ancient times, the Drums and Bells are a large human landscape. .
    
    The heights and ups and downs of the buildings on the upper part of the party are a symbol of the majesty of the ancient government.
    The classical buildings seen in other places are completely symmetrical, and when I took pictures, I found that the Shangdangmen building group is not completely parallel and symmetrical. The tour guide analysis is the reason for the terrain.
    
    The Shangdangmen have been repaired in the past, and the repairs and additions of the Ming and Qing dynasties were the most frequent.The bell and drum tower that I saw today was built in the Ming Dynasty.
     Shangdangmen Traffic Raiders and Ticket Information
    Transportation: You can take bus No. 5, 6, 11, 19, 302, 303, 307 and get off at Changsheng Commercial Street. You can directly navigate to the Shangdang Gate by self-driving.
    Cost: Free
    Opening hours: no limit
     The legendary Changzhi Heavenly City Temple
    
    In the south, there are many temples in the north and the temple in the north. In the north, there are many temples in the city. When we arrived in Changzhi, we smashed a legendary city temple, which is called the Changzhi County Tianxia Ducheng Temple. It is located in the northwest of Nandazhang Village, Xihuo Town, Changzhi County. There is a story about this city temple:
    
    At that time, Liu Xiu, the founding emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, escaped from the chase and death of Wang Hao to the present Ducheng Temple, and was forced to escape through the spider web in the temple. The original spider web break is a good clue. The chase can quickly find Liu Xiu’s hiding place and capture him through the broken spider web. At the moment of life, Liu Xiu was anxious and afraid. He could only pray in front of the platform to pray, and promised that if he could escape the robbery and become the emperor, he would certainly be the king of the world and manage the cities and towns of all the states and counties. Liu Xiu’s wish is just finished. The spiders in the temple really make up the broken net. It looks like it’s never been broken. When the chasing soldiers come all the way to the temple, they see the intact spider. Net, I think Liu Xiu did not hide here, and then left, Liu Xiu escaped from the robbery.
    
    After Liu Xiu became an emperor, he felt the spider that saved his life and the hidden temple of the city. He promised to seal the temple of Nandazhang Village in Changzhi Xihuo Town as the capital city of the world, meaning the city’s number one city temple.
    
    In the afternoon of autumn, we entered the Ducheng Temple scenic spot through the ticket gate, and were shocked by the scale and atmosphere of the temple. Although I have visited some Chenghuang Temples before, I have never seen such a large area.
    
    
    According to the information, the area of ​​the Temple of Heaven and City in Changzhi County is 977.9 square meters. The whole temple is built according to the mountain. After passing through the front hall, it is an empty square. There is a giant gossip map near the top of the square. After that, it is the stone monument of the capital of the world. On the wall above, there are five characters in the world. The top of the wall stands with a giant incense and a dragon is wrapped around it.
    Bypassing the giant incense table is an inclined ladder. The main hall of the Ducheng Temple is at the top of the inclined ladder. It is a step-by-step rally and feels like walking closer to the clouds.
    Due to its location in the highlands, the main hall is also an excellent view point overlooking the Chenghuang Temple and surrounding villages.
    
    The Changzhi Temple has many small attractions, and it takes an hour or so to visit it carefully, which is far longer than the time it takes to visit the Chenghuang Temple.
    
    
    The whole temple is arranged in the upper and lower houses. A central axis runs through the north and south. This line is followed by buildings such as Shanmen, Xianting and Zhengdian. There are also the Bell and Drum Tower, the Guanlou, the Temple and the Ear Hall in the Chenghuang Temple. Antique, solemn, red walls and gray-green roofs are characteristic of northern temples.
    
    In addition to enshrining the city masters, the Changcheng Temple is also dedicated to other Taoist gods. The Sanqing Temple is dedicated to the Taoist Sanqing Yuanshi Tianzun, Lingbao Tianzun and Moral Tianzun. The Wenchang Hall is dedicated to the Wenchang Emperor, who rules the merits of the people. It is a cultural god.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
     Tiancheng Ducheng Temple Traffic and Ticket Information
    How to get to the scenic spot: It is convenient to drive by car. If you take public transportation, you can take the car from Changzhi to Lingchuan and tell the master to get off at Ducheng Temple in advance.
    Tickets: 20 yuan
    Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
     Just like the ancient city of Huangcheng Xiangfu
    
    Traveling to Shanxi can not miss Jincheng, and Jincheng must visit the Imperial City.
    
    Huangcheng Xiangfu is the general reading officer of Kangxi Dictionary and the teacher of Emperor Kangxi. The former residence of Chen Yanjing, a family name, has a total area of ​​36,000 square meters. The surrounding area has a thick wall resembling a city wall. The whole house is built on the mountain and has the function of living and defensive refuge. It looks like a magnificent city, and the gate of the house is equivalent to the gate.
    
    When I first came, I was puzzled by the name of the Imperial City Xiangfu. As a private house, how can I use the emperor? It turned out that Emperor Kangxi lived here twice.
    Huangcheng XiangfuThe inner house is full of courtyards, Yushulou, Zhongdaozhuang, Shishidi, Shideyuan, Wenchangge, Heshanlou, Qibingdong, University Shidi, Chen’s Ancestral Hall, Guanjiayuan, Wanghe Pavilion, Chunqiu Pavilion, Xishanyuan, etc. The landscape is not to be missed.
    
    In the Imperial City, even if it is a water-based tour speed, two hours is not enough.
    
    The courtyards here are traditional northern courtyard styles, mainly wood structures, but the Heshan Building built in 1632 is a stone structure. Previously there was no entrance and exit on the ground floor. To climb the building, you must borrow a ladder to enter from the upper window. People enter the ladder. It is said that during the violent incursions of the year, thousands of people escaped from the disaster and escaped the disaster.
    
    
    
    
    The walls of the Imperial City are accessible, starting from a starting point around the “city” and finally returning to the original point. Standing on a high point overlooking the grand landscape of the entire mansion and the surrounding villages.
    
    The radio has been playing Han Lei’s “Five-Days to the Sky”, a thick vocal, and the heroic melody is especially able to set off the atmosphere and vicissitudes of the Imperial City.
    
    The inner city of Huangcheng Xiangfu was built in 1633. It has been nearly 400 years old. It was founded by Chen Yanjing’s uncle Chen Changyan. The outer city was built in 1703. Although the built-in time of the inner city is only 70 years apart, It spanned two dynasties in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
    
    What is amazing is that in this luxury mansion, there have been a lot of social elites in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. From the early 17th century to the middle and late 18th century, there were 41 tributes and 19 people, of which 9 elites became scholars. It has become a backbone of the Hanlin Academy.
    
    It is best to watch the Imperial City in two places. One is to look up from the ground to the heights. The buildings in the back row have the potential to be in the world. The second is to look at the courtyard on the wall. The aesthetics of the roof are fascinating. This is reminiscent of the beautiful picture of the movie “Evil is not pressing”.
    
    
    Many large courtyards in Shanxi are known as the Folk Palace, but in terms of scale and architectural style, the Imperial City and the Forbidden City are closer.
    During the tour, I have an interesting idea: “If there is only one family in the whole house, the windows of all the houses will be opened in the morning, and all the windows will be closed in turn. I don’t know if I can finish the work in one day. ?”
    
    
    The Heshan Tower is the tallest and most magnificent of the entire Xiangfu complex. Standing on the river and the hill overlooking the Xiangfu, there is a kind of sudden heroic, and it is really high in the sky.
    
     Huangcheng Xiangfu Traffic Raiders and Ticket Information
    Transportation: Jincheng East Passenger Station has many buses to and from Huangcheng Xiangfu every day. The price is two yuan and the driving time is about 40 minutes.
    Ticket information: 120 yuan
    Opening hours: April 1st – October 31st (peak season) 8:00-18:00; November 1st – March 31st (off season) 8:00-17:30.
     a wide variety of cuisine
    
    In the past, I thought that Shanxi only had pasta. In fact, there are many kinds of foods here. The brains of Taiyuan, the four small bowls near the Qiao Family Courtyard in Jinzhong, and the top ten bowls of the West Fire in the Changzhi Temple are all worthy of taste.
    
    
    
    
    
    
     About accommodation
    
    This time in Taiyuan, it is the Grand Jun Hotel in Shanxi. It is located in the commercial CBD area, only 5-10 minutes drive from Taiyuan South Railway Station and the airport. The transportation is convenient and the price starts from 400 yuan. The hotel is in a good environment and the breakfast is great.
    
    In Pingyao, we stayed at the Pingyao Hall in the ancient city, and the antique atmosphere has a feeling of crossing. The hall was built in 1839 and has a very long history. There are rooms, performing arts halls, banquet halls, elegant rooms, chess and card rooms, large and medium-sized meeting rooms, etc. in the hall.
    
    We stayed at Jincheng International Trade Hotel Jincheng, which is located in the central area of ​​the city. It is less than two kilometers away from the special tourist spot Situ Town. From the hotel, we can quickly reach the famous scenic spots of Jincheng, such as Huangcheng Xiangfu.

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