Enjoy a leisurely summer outing in Yangquan
An aerial view of Yangquan city. [Photo/Yellow River News]
Known for its abundant hot springs, temperate climate, and iconic local landmarks, Yangquan city in North China's Shanxi province offers visitors pleasant experiences throughout summer.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Yangquan. Visit the famous Niangzi Pass, a magnificent section of the Great Wall in Pingding county; explore Cangshan Mountain, a sacred place that served as the setting for the ancient tale of "The Orphan of Zhao" from the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC); and step into the ancient village of Dachang in the depths of the Taihang Mountains.
Niangzi Pass in Yangquan. [Photo/Yellow River News]
Yangquan is not only a city steeped in history, but also a smart modern city poised for rapid transformation. Here you can experience self-driving buses and taxis – as well as witness the ranks of autonomous retail and logistics vehicles – marvel at the largest Baidu cloud computing center in Asia, and learn about the city's development through holographic projection technology.
After exploring the scenic spots and embracing the innovations of this smart city, be sure to try some Pingding "Sanbaxi" cuisine. Named after 24 of the county's most exquisite dishes, this serves as a long-standing tradition.
Visitors stroll around a night market in Yangquan. [Photo/Yangquan Evening News]
Sunset is an ideal time to enjoy the cool evening breeze of summer and delve into the vibrant night markets of Yangquan, such as those in Beishan Park and the Riverside Mall, and check out the campsite in Xiaohe village.
Escape the summer heat and let Yangquan's myriad charms captivate you.
Pingding "Sanbaxi" cuisine consists of 24 local dishes. [Photo/Yellow River News]