The Jucheng Joint School in Pingding county – administered by Yangquan city – was recently included as the city's only representative in the third list of national primary and middle schools recognized for their inheritance of traditional Chinese culture, announced by the Ministry of Education.
Yangquan recently had four cultural relics sites recognized as provincial cultural relics sites related to the history of the Communist Party of China.
Eight sites in Yangquan city were recently included on the sixth list of protected provincial cultural relics sites in North China's Shanxi province.
Archaeologists recently discovered seven complete murals on the walls of an ancient tomb in rural Yangquan
An ancient nine-sided well, bearing a wooden structure, with a history of over 2,000 years was discovered in Shanxi province.
The Yangquan Xiangta was recently recognized as one of the top 10 Chinese stunts at the first National Vocational Skills Competition on Dec 13.
Shehuo Wujia is a popular folk performance that originated in Sanquan village of Yangquan city, Shanxi province.
The Pingding Yu Festival is a folk belief and folk customs event that evolved from an ancient sacrificial ceremony for rain into being a festival to pray for good luck and happiness.
Yagu, a folk show popular in Yangquan city, is divided into two performance forms: one featuring talking, singing and dancing and the other highlighting team formations which showcase ancient war scenes.