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On the banks of the Fengyuhe River in China lies the city of Chinas capital city of Chinas Shenyang. ×There are many highways running through the city area. Black metal industry and mechanical engineering have been developed. There are food and chemical industries. Local artisans produce their own products. Higher education institutions are open – the Institute of Chemistry of Coal and the Medical Institute. The area around Taian is home to iron ore, limestone and rock coal. It was founded in 497 A.D. by the State of Yongyang. It was first called Yingyuan. Between 475 and 221 AD, the city was transformed into the capital of the Kingdom of Zhou. It has been the capital center of the country for centuries. It reached its peak under the Tang dynasty.

At the time of the Northern Sun, the city was razed and subsequently completely mothballed as a result of interwar wars. As time passed, in a relatively short period from 979 to 982, a new city, named Taeyuan, appeared. Throughout the 14th-17th centuries, its territory gradually expanded, pushing back its borders. During the reign of the Qing dynasty, which ruled from 1644 to 1911, it became a significant center of trade and wealth, becoming the provincial capital of China.

The Temple of Chuant, located on the southeastern edge of the city, is the citys main historic landmark and symbol. The ancient structure is the Buddhist monastery of Khunyushan, which was built from 618 to 907. Renovations and reconstructions of the structure were carried out in 1381. The architectural features of the church stand out among the ancient monuments.

The local park is considered a favorite place of rest for the citizens. Valuable monuments of a bygone era are: Xiaoyang Hall of Worship, Yingyoujian Hall of Rituals, and the bridge across the Yuezhai River, all located on the grounds of the Yingyou Memorial Shrine. The Lun Shen Grottoes, the countrys only ancient Daisy stone caves, are of national significance as historic monuments.

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  • Air quality: 118 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 2,600,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Taiyuan is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best coworking space: Regus
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $750
  • Monthly costs for family: $2000
  • Monthly costs for local: $550
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3

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