Snow in Yangquan China on 19 April 2013

When I woke up on the day I was leaving on the 9.50am train from Wuxin to Beijing, I looked out of the Balcony window to see that it looked wet. Rain I thought and went to get the camera…I took a photo then realised the rain was moving and was a light start ofContinue reading “Snow in Yangquan China on 19 April 2013”

Coal Carving Yangquan China

http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/16T4948T11005.html   The history of the coal carving can be traced back 6,000-7,000 years. The jet adornments that were unearthed in the cultural stratum at the Xinle ruins in Shenyang, capital city of Northern China’s Liaoning Province, comprise the embryo of coal carving. The jet-carved circlet and lumps sculpted in coal, which were unearthed inContinue reading “Coal Carving Yangquan China”

Peach Blossom Festival Yangquan

This should have been marvelous but alas only a few peach trees were out in full bloom. The blossoming is late this year; It would have been spectacular had the surrounding mountains been full of blossom. http://www.bicc.org.cn/EN/taohua.asp You can see here the walk through the peach trees but the trees do not have any blossoms.Continue reading “Peach Blossom Festival Yangquan”

Yangquan Shanxi China…the City of Yangquan

http://en.yq.gov.cn/ Yangquan, as a newly developed industrial city, is the political, economic and cultural center of the eastern part of Shanxi Province. With jurisdiction over the counties of Pingding and Yuxian, three districts of the Urban, Mining and Suburban, as well as the Economic and Technological Development Zone, it covers an area of 4570 squareContinue reading “Yangquan Shanxi China…the City of Yangquan”

Chinese Opera at Liangjiazhai Shanxi Province China

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanxi Shanxi Opera (晋剧 Jinju) is a popular form of Chinese opera in Shanxi. It was popularized during the late Qing Dynasty, with the help of the then-ubiquitous Shanxi merchants who were active across parts of China. Also called Zhonglu Bangzi (中路梆子), it is a type of bangzi opera (梆子), a group ofContinue reading “Chinese Opera at Liangjiazhai Shanxi Province China”

Great Wall at Yangquan China…Niangziguan

There is a section of the great wall of China that goes through Yangquan…the gateway from Shanxi to Hebei province, Niangziguan (Women’s Pass) is 45 kilometers away from Pingding County town center, located to the northeast of Yangquan. Originally called Weizeguan Pass, during the Sui Dynasty, Niangziguan is well-known as the ninth pass of theContinue reading “Great Wall at Yangquan China…Niangziguan”

Dining Out in Yangquan Shanxi China

Yangquan has some beautiful restaurants of a huge size seating over a thousand with large areas within the restaurant for parties and functions, public eating areas, and smaller private areas for groups of up to twenty people. Dinners and lunches usually have at least 20 courses, or more. Extravagant by western standards but usual andContinue reading “Dining Out in Yangquan Shanxi China”

Yangquan City Shanxi Province Population 1,289,500

Yangquan   City in China Yángquán is a prefecture-level city in the east of Shanxi province, People’s Republic of China. Situated at the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau and the west side of the Taihang Mountains, Yangquan occupies a total area of 4,452 square kilometres. Wikipedia Area: 4,452 km² Yangquan lies at the western footContinue reading “Yangquan City Shanxi Province Population 1,289,500”

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