Videos about Shanxi, China

This is TaiYuan 太原 …

TàiYuán is the provincial capital of ShanXi.

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Plus - a charming micro movie ...

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A trip to China 中国 …

ZhangJiaJie 张家界 (HuNan) and HuaShan 华山 (ShaanXi) ...

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XingPing 兴平 and the Li River 漓江 (GuangXi) ...

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Xi'An 西安 (ShaanXi) and BeiJing 北京 ...

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LuoYang 洛阳 (HeNan) and PingYao 平遥 (ShanXi) ...

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This is beautiful ShanXi 山西 province …

ShānXī province lies to the west / south-west of HeBei and BeiJing. The capital is TaiYuan.

This film focuses on the plethora of impressive ancient sites and natural wonders; these include :

* JinCi Temple 25 kilometers (16 miles) south west of TaiYuan, noted for its Song dynasty paintings and architecture. Founded about 1,400 years ago and expanded during the following centuries, this site has a diverse collection of more than 100 sculptures, buildings, terraces and bridges.

* The Ancient City of PingYao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near TaiYuan. Once a great financial center of China, it is noted for its preservation of many features of northern Han Chinese culture, architecture and way of life during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

* The YunGang Grottoes, its literal translation being the Cloud Ridge Caves, are shallow caves near DaTong. There are over 50,000 carved images and statues of Buddhas and Boddhisatvas within these grottoes, ranging from 4 centimeters to 7 meters tall. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of 252 caves noted for their collection of 5th and 6th century Buddhist grotto sculptures and reliefs.

* Mount WuTai Shan is the highest point in the province. It is known as the residence of the bodhisattva Manjusri, and as a result is also a major Buddhist pilgrimage destination, with many temples and natural sights. Points of interest include Tang Dynasty (618−907) era timber halls located at NanChan Temple and FoGuang Temple, as well as a giant white stupa at TaYuan Temple built during the Ming Dynasty (1368−1644).

* Mount HengShan, one of the 'Five Great Peaks' of China, is also a major Taoist site.

* The Hanging Temple (XuanKong Temple) is located on the side of a cliff, 75 meters (245 feet) up, and has survived for 1400 years despite earthquakes in the area.

* The Pagoda of FoGong Temple built in 1056 during the Liao dynasty. It is octagonal with nine levels (five are visible from outside), and at 67 meters (220 feet) in height, it is currently the tallest wooden pagoda in the world and also the oldest fully wooden pagoda in China.

* HuKou Waterfall on the Yellow River. At 50 meters high it is the second highest waterfall in China.

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This is DaTong 大同, ShanXi province

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The ancient city of PingYao 平遥, ShanXi province, in Ultra HD / 4K

PingYao lies in ShanXi province, central China, about 700 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of BeiJing and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the provincial capital TaiYuan..

PingYao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being "an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city".

PingYao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. This ancient city is renowned for its well-preserved city walls and outlying temples.

The city walls were constructed around 1370 and have six barbican gates. The walls are 12 meters high, with a perimeter of 6 kilometers. A 4 meter wide, 4 meter deep moat lies just beyond. There are also 72 watchtowers.

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The ancient city of PingYao 平遥 in Ultra HD (4K)

PingYao (平遥) is a county in ShanXi province, central China. PingYao is located approximately 700 kilometres (400 miles) southwest of Beijing and 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the provincial capital TaiYuan. PingYao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. This ancient city, which is renowned for its well-preserved city walls and outlying temples, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The YunGang Grottos 云冈石窟

The caves, full of beautiful Buddhist art, are located near DaTong in ShanXi province, north east China (west from Beijing), and date from the 5th century. Buddhism came to this area via the northern Silk Road that linked Xi'An with Kashgar

The Hanging Temple of HengShan 悬空寺, and the YunGang Grottoes 云冈石窟

Near DaTong, ShanXi province. The Hanging Temple (XuanKong Temple 悬空寺, XuánKōng Sì) is constructed on a vertical cliff face, 75 meters (245 feet) above the ground, at the foot of the HengShan mountain. The temple lies about 64 kilometers south east of the city of DaTong. Together with the YunGang Grottoes, the Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the DaTong area. Built more than 1,600 years ago, this temple is notable also as the only surviving temple combining all three Chinese traditional religions/philosophies: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The structure is kept in place with oak crossbeams slotted into holes chiseled into the cliffs. The main supportive structure is hidden inside the rock. The temple is located in a small canyon basin, and is situated under a prominent summit that helps protect the temple from rain and sunlight. The YunGang Grottoes are located at the southern foot of Mount WuZhou, 16 kilometers west of DaTong. There are 250 caves here containing many thousands of carvings and statues.

PingYao 平遼 and MianShan 綿山, ShanXi province - video

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Evening fountains near the Big Goose Pagoda, Xi'An 西安

In Xi'An, ShanXi province, central China ...

Young drummers' impromptu performance in ShanXi 山西 province - video

Energetic and spirited music ... "Came across this band of drummers inside the so-impressive temple built and dedicated to one of the heroes of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Guan Yu (later immortalized and widely worshipped as Guan Di). Guan Yu was a native of Yuncheng. The temple's giant modern statue of Guan Di was funded by donations from units of the party-state and state sector enterprises. [The] Band of drummers were practising and they put on this impromptu concert for us."

PingYao 平遥, ShanXi province

In part, PingYao is famous for its well-preserved city wall, which dates from 1370, PingYao is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

PingYao 平遥, ShanXi Province - video

With CCTV's Travelogue The ancient city wall and Ming and Qing architecture in the old part of the city of PingYao are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. PingYao lies about 700 kilometers south west of Beijing and 80 kilometers from TaiYuan, the provincial capital.

A trip to PingYao 平遥, ShanXi province

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. PingYao was a financial center in ancient times and has a well-preserved city wall. The city largely retains the architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The YunGang Grottos 云冈石窟, DaTong, ShanXi province - video

Known as the home of 10,000 Buddhas.

A trip to the YunGang Grottoes 云冈石窟, DaTong, ShanXi province

Over 50,000 Buddhist statues are to be found in the caves here, ranging from just 3cm in height to 20m.

PingYao 平遥 in ShanXi province

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The walled city of PingYao 平遥, ShanXi province

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