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Jiexiu county

Updated: 2017-06-08
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Jiexiu county

Mianshan Mountain in Jiexiu county [Photo/pingyao.gov.cn]

Jiexiu county covers an area of 744 square meters in central Shanxi province and has a population of 428,000, is a transportation hub for Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces. High-speed rail, expressways and roads extend in all directions throughout the county.

The 2,500-year-old county has many tourist attractions. There are 112 historical sites and scenic spots under the protection of either local or national government, such as Mianshan Mountain, Zhangbi ancient village and Hongji Temple.

It is the birthplace of the Cold Food Festival, a traditional Chinese festival. Many historical figures, such as Jie Zitui who was a loyal courtier of the Jin State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), and Guo Linzong, who was a famous scholar during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) came from the county.

Jiexiu county has been promoting tourism and improving tourist services in recent years to make tourism into a new pillar industry to support its development.

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