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Shanxi

The province of Shanxi, situated on the Loess Plateau in the middle reaches of the Yellow River in northern China, borders Hebei Province in the east and http://totalos.com/index.php/low-cost-viagra-uk Shaanxi Province in the west and is connected to Henan Province in the south and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north. Under the jurisdiction of the Jin State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.), the province is also called Jin for short. 

 Shanxi is a place that boasts the http://www.bigbaby.se/levitra-where-to-buy most splendid Buddhist traditions in China. THe province's Wutai Mountain is known as one of the Four Most Famous Buddhist Mountains in China. Shanxi is also the birthplace of banking in China, evidenced by many famous residential compounds of generic levitra online pharmacy Shanxi merchant families (influding Wang's, Qiao's, Qu's, Cao's, and Chang's) and the Rishengchang Bank. As the ancestral home of the Chinese nation, Shanxi is where many Chinese surnames originated, and their descendants have spread around the country and even the world. It is also home to countless celebrities. Almost every nounty in Shanxi has its own folk music and dances. THerefore, Shanxi has been reputed as the Museum of Ancient Chinese Architecture, the Home of Banking in China, the Birthplace of Traditional Chinese Operas, the Ocean of Folk Songs, and the Home of Folk Dances. 

Ancient City of Pingyao

Ancient City of Pingyao

Pingyao, an ancient city, is located to the southwest of Taiyuan in central Shanxi. Known for its history and culture, it ws added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1997. The World Heritage Committee recognises it as the most intact and websites discount levitra levitra best-preserved ancient county seat in China and an outstanding example of the cities of Han ethic group during the Ming and Qing Dynasties(1368-1911)

Lingkong Mountain Scenic Area

Lingkong Mountain Scenic Area

The Lingkong Mountain, also know as the Jiuding Mountain, is 30km northwest of Qinyuan County. Looked at from afar, the mountain is covered by pine trees and surrounded by steep and precipitous cliffs with a multitude of gurgling springs. The Shenghou Temple is a must-see when visiting the mountain. Temples, Buddhist nurseries, the Xiaoqiao Bridge, the Luanqiao Bridge and the East Bell Tower have all been well preserved and thus retain their magnificent orderly arrangement. In addition, dozens of rarely seen sturdy pine trees have been standing on the mountain since ancient times, maintaining their uniquw shapes such as three sticks of incense, nine flags on poles, or a Buddha with two Bodhisattvas. Visitors can also enjoy many wonderful natural features, such as the Gahai Cave, the Wulong Pool and use viagra price usa 18 windings, where emerald mountains are surrounded with crystal waters and enveloped with clouds.

Wutai Mountain

Wutai Mountain

 Situated in the northeast of Wutai County of Xinzhou City, the WutaiMountain, one of China’s natural and cultural heritage sites, is a national scenic and historic interest area, a national forest park and a national geopark. Its geological age can be traced back some 2.5 billion years ago. It has five green terrace-like peaks where the viagra side effect the best site climate is cool and pleasant. Among those five peaks, the North Peak, 3,061 meters above sea level, is called the “Roof of North China”. The WutaiMountain, where the highly revered Manjusri Bodhisattva once performed the Buddhist rites, ranks first among the well-known four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhist holy site with the longest history in China.

Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes

The grand Yungang Grottoes are located at the south cliff of the Wuzhou Mountain in the western suburbs of Datong City. Originally built in the northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), they are generally reckoned to be one of the largest grottoes in China. The grottoes are chiselled along mountains and stretch continuously for as much as 1,000 meters from east to west. there are 53 caves with 252 niches for over 51,000 statues of varied sizes. Of these, the statue of Great Buddha standing out in the open in front of the No.20 cave, about 14meters high is most representive among the grottoes. It has an extraordinarily gentle expression, with both its eyes seemingly bright and levitra mastercard europe piercing. It is considered the most perfect example of the ancient stone sculptures of China. Many of the carvings combine traditional Chinese art forms with the assimilated essence of the Gandhara Art, resulting in a unique style. For this reason the cialis prescription canada yungang Grottoes occupy an important position in the overall history of world sculputures. In 2001, they were included on the World Culture Heritage List by the UNESCO.