The city of Taiyuan is one of the cities in China. It is worth a day or two of your time if you are ever in China. It's a vast, modern cosmopolitan city, but it's rich with history and culture. There are a world-class museum, several notable temples including a beautiful and rare set of twin pagodas and a stunning Catholic Cathedral that is inspired by Italy.
Taiyuan Wusu International Airport (TYN) is an airport serving Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, China. It is the largest airport in Shanxi and is located about 15 kilometers southeast of downtown Taiyuan. This airport operates flights from destinations from Beijing, Chengdu, Hefei, Nanchang and many more. Some of the airlines that operate here are Air China, EVA Air, GX Airlines, Lucky Air and many more. This airport is equipped with basic amenities such as shops, ATMs, eateries and a few other facilities.
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The temperatures in Taiyuan vary drastically. The temperature is cold for about half of the year and otherwise excellent with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. If you're looking for the very warmest time to visit Taiyuan, the hottest months are July, June, and then August where the temperature can reach 31.6°C rarely dropping below 18.6°C at night. If dry weather is what you’re after, we suggest that you visit in December, January, and then March. In contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September. The snowy season happens in November, especially close to mid to late November.
Yongzuo Temple - These beautiful twin brick pagodas is located at the south of the Nansha River in Taiyuan's southeast. Not much of the original Yǒngzuò Temple, which the pagodas belong to, is left, but the area is now well-kept and filled with shrubs and greenery. One of the two pagodas, the 13-storey Xuānwén Pagoda that originates since the reign of the Ming emperor Wanli, can be climbed. The adjacent pagoda dates from the same period but sadly cannot be climbed. You can take bus 820 or 812 from the train station to visit this temple.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - This astounding sight along Jiefang Lu is a sight to visit in Taiyuan. Built in 1870, this cathedral was severely damaged during the Boxer Rebellion but was later restored and currently stand majestically between the modern buildings of the Shānxī capital. Here, you can enjoy the fantastic mixture of the white, blue, red and gold interior. The ceiling is also a fantastic feature.
Shanxi Museum - This first-class museum consists of three floors that you can walk through to view all aspects of Shānxī culture, from prehistoric fossils to local opera and architecture exhibits. All galleries contain beautifully displayed and there are English captions. To get here, you can take bus six from the train station, get off at Yifen Qiaoxi bus stop across the river and look for the inverted pyramid.