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Sam's Exotic Travels to Taiyuan, Capital of Shanxi Province, China

Taiyuan is a prefecture-level city and the capital of Shanxi province, China. In 2006, the city had a population of nearly 3 million. One of the great industrial cities of China, it lies on the Fen River in the north of its fertile upper basin. It commands the north-south route through Shanxi, as well as important natural lines of communication through the mountains to Hebei province in the east and (via Fenyang) to northern Shaanxi province in the west.

Since 1949 Taiyuan has developed a large industrial base with heavy industry, notably iron, steel, cement and coal.. Taiyuan is also an engineering center with a large chemical-industrial complex. It is also a center of education and research, particularly in technology and applied science.

Street Scene - Views of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, China  Through the Doorway - Wonderful people of Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China  Young Lady of Taiyuan, Shanxi Province China  Golden Statue - Views of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, China

While we flew into and out of Taiyuan, we had little time to see the many sights of the city during our December 08 visit.  Most of the photos were taken near City Centre and in working class neighborhoods.  People were wonderful - wish we had seen more.

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