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best time to visit

The city has a very moderate weather with long summers. The spring, summers and autumn are all perfect for a pleasant holiday break in Taiyuan. Therefore, the ideal time to visit this city is during May, which is the late springtime, stretching to autumn until the month of November. During these months, the climate in Taiyuan is mostly warm, with slightly cooler temperatures at night. So while planning to visit the city, take cheap flights to Taiyuan during these months to enjoy the city to its fullest.

places to see and things to do

Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi Province of China and derives its significance from its centuries-old history, exotic culture and its predominant role in the military during the ancient times. Once standing as the military fortress for Central China, the city has been a haven for captivating historic sites that are enough to leave anyone in awe. Many history lovers find it quite interesting so they take cheap flights to Taiyuan to visit the city. As such, Taiyuan has been the favorite spot for anyone looking to unravel China's extraordinary history and culture which is further supplemented by the exquisite landscapes that dominate the region.

From boasting a wide range of stunning temples, captivating museums, exotic parks, to taking pride in some of the most indulgent of natural beauty that includes mountains, lakes, and scenic green spaces, the city of Taiyuan has all this and a whole lot more. The Jinci temple located in southwest of the city offers not only history and an opportunity to marvel at an architectural masterpiece but also a chance to indulge your senses in the natural beauty that surrounds this temple. Another must-see site is the Chongshan temple while you visit the city by taking cheap flights to Taiyuan, was formerly called White Horse Temple built during the Tang dynasty. The temple has over the years been renovated after complete destruction during the rule of Qing Emperor Tongzhi that now stands as a symbol of pride for the people of China. Taiyuan's iconic Twin Pagoda Temple is one of those masterpieces that have long been associated with this city. This temple comprises of two 53-meter-tall pagodas and offers a serene experience with stunning views from the top that are enough to make anyone fall in love with the place.

Moreover, the Shanxi Museum attracts tourists to admire the three-story structure housing within it the Shanxi culture, exhibiting artifacts from prehistoric fossils till modern opera and other local traditions. The famous Confucius Temple is one of the city’s major attractions, and is now home to spirit walls and a folk art museum. Furthermore, the Tianlong Grottoes nestled in the Tianlong Mountain features extraordinary caves carved into the mountain exhibiting some of the most fascinating stone sculptures and 1,144 carvings and pictures that are simply not to be missed. Another similar attraction is the Wutai Mountain regarded as one of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains of China.

 Apart from these historic attractions, the city is also home to one of the largest parks called Yingze Park that features one of the oldest libraries of the Ming Dynasty. Those who enjoy fine dining and have refined pallets would enjoy setting off to the Shanxi Huiguan which serves northern Chinese cuisine, ranking as a top favorite for most tourists. For a more vibrant and authentic feel, the Food Street is a great option; with streets lined with all manner cafes and restaurants and food of all sorts, it is an ideal place to mingle with the locals and getting to know their culture.  

hotels and accommodation:

Taiyuan offers a range of accommodation options to suit the taste and expenses of everyone. Once you find cheap flights to Taiyuan, you can easily get hold of accommodation facilities to suit your needs. The city offers not only a number of some of the leading international chain of luxury hotels known for their impeccable service and quality living, but also customized boutique hotels, plaza hotels and budget accommodation options for tourists travelling on a budget. All the leading high-end hotels are equipped with all the latest amenities and facilities ensuring a comfortable stay in the city. Among the facilities, include spa, health clubs, gym, high-end restaurants serving local and international cuisines, bar facilities and indoor and outdoor pools. These hotels also offer the option of fully furnished apartment suites. Popular hotels are mostly found in the city center, close to all major attractions. For instance, the Wanda Vista Taiyuan is located just moments away from the Wanda Square and other landmarks. The Grand Metropark Wanshi Hotel and Shanxi Lihua Grand Hotel are among the top trending places for those wishing to openly spend on their trip. Taiyuan also offers quality budget hotels for those not looking to spend extravagant amounts on the stay. Most of Taiyuan hotels are centrally located and are not far from the public transport options. Guest houses are mostly housed near to the railway station offering reasonable rates as compared to the ones lying in the heart of the city. Comfort and ease is the key and that is what dominates most accommodation in Taiyuan, along with providing minimalistic services.

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