About Jinzhong Travel

Introduction:      Jinzhong lies in the middle of Shanxi province, which is not o­nly o­ne of the most important places of origin for Chinese civilization but also t..

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Jinzhong Introduction

      Jinzhong lies in the middle of Shanxi province, which is not o­nly o­ne of the most important places of origin for Chinese civilization but also the source of business culture of Shanxi.
      Jinzhong had created a great number of economic miracles which had caught the attention of the whole world. From early 17th century to the middle of 19th century, the firms and stores set up by the merchants in Jinzhong spread all over those large capitals and cities, and even extended to other countries like Japan, Russia, Mongolia and west Asian countries. For a time, “Jin(Shanxi) Merchants” and “Hui(Anhui) Merchants” enjoyed a same high fame in the world. In 1824, the first financial organization in China’s history---“Rishengchang” bank was set up in Jinzhong, which is the originator of Chinese finance. Since then, Shanxi exchange banks represented by “Rishengchang” gradually led the general trend of the country’s finance, dealing with the remittance, loan and deposit operation throughout all over the world.
       Jinzhong has rich tourist resources with their distinctive features. It possesses numerous cultural relics and historic sites. The Shanxi business culture tourist resources represented by the  historic and cultural heritage of the world ---ancient city of Pingyao, and the Taihang Scenic Area represented by the world famous Dazhai Scenic Area have become the most favored places of interest for the tourists at home and abroad. At the same time, there are about 32 cultural relics and historic sites in Jinzhong under state protection or province protection, such as The Temple of the Town Deity of Yuci, Wubian temple of Taigu, Zhenguo Temple, Shuanglin Temple in Pingyao, Zishou Temple in Lingshi, and Baofu Temple in Jiexiu, etc., and they are attracting more and more tourists from all over the world.

Jinzhong Traffic

The city proper is o­nly 15 km away from Taiyuan airport, less than 10 minutes drive.
Taiyuan Wusu airport which lies in Nanjiao district in the southeast part of Taiyuan is 13 km from the city proper.
Phone number for consultation: 0351-4042903

Jinzhong is convenient in transportation with the railways accessible from all directions. Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan Railway, South Tong Pu Railway, Taiyuan-Jiaozuo Railway, and YangShe Railway meet here throughout the whole city. ShiTai railway traverses the north part of the city; Tong Pu railway runs through west region of the city; Tai Jiao railway runs from north to south through Yushe, Taigu, Yuci, and is connected with Tongpu railway. Besides, there is also a branch railway line from Jiexiu to west Yangquan.
Railroad Sub - bureau of Taiyuan Yuci railway station
Address: No.84 south Yuci District Station Street in Jinzhong, Shanxi province.
Phone number: 0354-327271
Pingyao railway station:
Address: It lies in the northwest of Pingyao county.
Phone number for consultation in Pingyao station: 0354-5673197

National highways of 108, 207, 208, and 307 extend through the city; Tai-Jiu, Da-Yun highways link it with Dongshan and Pingchuan; the branch highways passing by the city include Qixian-Wenshui, Yuci-Dongpinggou in Heshun, Taigu-Zuoquan, Pingyao-Tunliu, Yuxian Lingjiazhai-Yuxian Yanjiazhuang, Yuci-Huangnian, etc.
Besides, there are also a lot of roads at county level and town level, most of the towns and parts of the villages can be connected by buses.

Shanxi Bingzhou High Speed Passenger Car Group Jinzhong Liantong Long-Distance Passenger Transport Co., Ltd.
Address: No. 98 Yutai Road, Yuci District.
Phone number: 0354-2663491

Jinzhong Yuci Automobile Passenger Transport Station
Address: Yutai Road, Jinzhong, Shanxi province.
Phone number: 0354-2661450

Jinzhong Festivals

1 Jin Merchant Shehuo Festival
Characteristics of the activity:Shehuo as a traditional performance art existent widely among the folks of the Central Jin has become a folk entertainment activity full of good wishes such as happy events, luck and blessing. Its main activity items include appreciating festive lanterns of ancient Pingyao city, hanging auspicious bells o­n marvelous Mianshan Mountain and holding Shehuo in the Wangs’ grand courtyard house.
Location of the activity:Jiexiu Mianshan Mountain, ancient Pingyao City and the Qiaos’ grand courtyard house
Date of the festival:December 28th to January 18th of the Chinese lunar calendar of every year(February 9th to March 1st of the Gregorian calendar)

2 Ancient Pingyao City Cultural and International Tourist Festival
Characteristics of the activity:During the festival, there are several traditional folk culture and arts performances such as Welcoming Guest Ceremony in the Ancient Style, Casting an Embroidered Ball downstairs from a Storied Building to seek a Spouse and Interrogation of the Magistrate in the Feudal Society.
Location of the activity:The main meeting place is not fixed every year.
Date of the festival:It starts from June 9th of every year.

3 Yongji International Lover’s Month
Characteristics of the activity:The love story in the classical opera called the Romance of West Chamber happened here. Hence, this ancient temple with a history of o­ne thousand years become a tourist attraction enjoying a great reputation at and abroad.    
Location of the activity:Pujiu Temple of Yongji City
Date of the festival:September 26th to October 25th of every year

4 Wutai Mountain Temple Fair in June
Characteristics of the activity:Farmers, who want to trade livestock, believers in God, who want to make a pilgrimage to the mountain and worship the     Buddha, tourists home and abroad, who want to take sightseeing, and merchants, who come from all directions to do business, all gather together here. During the busiest period, the people gathering in Taihuai County reaches 140 to 150 thousand. There are also some colorful culture and arts programs at intervals.
Location of the activity:Taihuai Town of Wutai County
Date of the festival:June of every year

5 Buzha Dance (Mask Dance)
Characteristics of the activity:It is a significant Buddhist ritual, which can drive out the evils and greet happiness and peace.  
Location of the activity:Huangjiao Temple of Wutai Mountain
Date of the festival:June 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar of every year

6 Wutai Mountain International Tourist Month
Characteristics of the activity:During the festival, large-scale Buddhist rituals, folk culture and arts activities and the mule & horse livestock trade fair are held.
Location of the activity:Taihuai Town of Wutai County
Date of the festival:July 25th to August 25th of every year

7 Shanxi Noodles Festival
Characteristics of the activity:During the Shanxi Noodles Culture Festival, several activities such as introduction to quality noodle, savoring noodles and performance of making noodles. 
Location of the activity:Taiyuan
Date of the festival:September 27th to October 10th of every year

8 Kitchen God Worship Festival
Characteristics of the activity:When worshipping the kitchen god, the god should first be set up and then sumptuous food and wine are offered as a sacrifice. Cooking vessels, chopping blocks, bamboo containers are also set. Moreover, there is a ceremony of welcoming corpses.
Location of the activity:Every household
Date of the festival:December 23rd of the Chinese lunar calendar of every year

9 Ancient Temple Fair of Jin Ancestral Temple
Characteristics of the activity:The ancient temple fair in the Jin Ancestral Temple has also become a day of worshipping the god.
Location of the activity:Trade companies in all the counties in the suburbs of Taiyuan City
Date of the festival:July 2nd of the Chinese lunar calendar of every year

Jinzhong Service Telephones

Jinzhong Police: 0571-001
Government hotline: 12345
Police alarm: 110
First aid: 120
Traffic alarm: 122
Tourism complaints tel: 0354-2636528
Pingyao Railway Station: 0354-5623197
Pingyao Coach Station: 0354-5624233, 5623197
Taiyuan Airport Booking Tel: 0351-4038209

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