People say that Shanxi has great landscape and Mount Taihang ranges across Shanxi. Hello, everyone, I am the Vice Mayor of People's Government of Yangquan City, Shanxi Province. I am glad to recommend my hometown to you today, a bright pearl, Yangquan.
Speaking of Yangquan, you probably will think of anthracite. Alright, Yangquan is a city of coal. The coal exported from Yangquan, if counted by the length of trains, can go around earth for 30 times. If you have come to Yangquan, the deepest impression of Yangquan must be a mountain city. Yeah, the mountain area accounts for 80% of the total area of Yangquan. It is a city of coal, not dirty at all. It is a mountain city, not barren at all. It is a National Hygiene City, National Forest City and National Afforestation Model City. Mountains within the city, city within the city. A river is divided into south and north, Both banks are added with prosperity. Our little city has a great emotional appeal. Today, what I want to introduce is the unfamiliar side of her, the unique city style and characteristic appearance at the current age.
Yangquan is a City of Revolution with Glorious History
Right here the first Red Army 24 during the revolution in the north China was born. Here it was the main battle field of the Hundred-Regiment Campaign shocked China and the world. The Marshal Liu Bocheng directed the well-known battle, Qigen Great Victory. Here it was chosen by the history. The city was built on May 1947. It is the first people’s city constructed by the communist party of China. Nowadays, the footprint of hero can be seen clearly. The revolutionary gene has been inherited by generations.
Yangquan is a Cultural Famous City with Outstanding People and Rich Resources
There is a saying in Shanxi, “three states culture in Shanxi comes from the two ‘ding’”. One of the two “ding” is the Pingding County in Yangquan. In the history, it was praised as the historic state with rich culture. You probably didn’t think of that. The story of “Chinese Orphan” during the Spring and Autumn Period took place on the Mount Zang in Meng County，Yangquan. Yangquan,therefore,is deserved to be the hometown of loyalists. Great esthetic means higher level. From the wild poet Gao Changhong, the talented women Shi Pingmei in the period of the Republic of China (1912-1949)to Li Yanhong, the chief officer from Baidu, Liu Cixin，the writer of the book, The Three Body Problem, our Yangquan has lots of talented people. In Yangquan people’s words, “Yangquan people are so ‘zhan’” The character “zhan” means great. You gotta remember it! Profound culture naturally comes with historic implements. One of the three treasures in Shanxi, enamelware, fragile and graceful. carved-porcelain from thousands of years ago, the primitive and elegant Pingding sand ware and Yangquan carved coal statue，the outstanding handicrafts in the world shine like the gold. Yangquan people have quietly inherited thousands of years old culture and continue to write a brand new chapter.
Yangquan is a Carefree and Harmonious City
A city of sunshine; Rippling Spring River by Mount Taihang. Mountains and rivers have spirit. Grass and trees have deep emotional feelings. They are the gift from nature in our Yangquan. Yangquan was anciently called the rippling spring water. It is named after its gushing spring river. Niangzi Pass is comprised of 32 small and large holes of spring. It is the largest spring river group in north China. It is our Yangquan people’s “mother spring”. Dapin hot spring was identified by professionals as the very precious high temperature radon spring. It contains over 40 kinds of trace minerals beneficial for the human body. Yangquan is famous for its Mount Guan. Gu Pass，Yu Pass and Niangzi Pass can't lock down the miles of spring breeze . Mount Zang, Mount Guan, Mount Shinao are magnificent and mystical mountain top under the cool weather. Here the four seasons are distinguished. The weather is comfortable. It is especially suitable for you to take care of your psychological and physical health at an old age. When talking about health preservation, Chinese people can’t live without tea. I want to recommend you the fructus forsythia tea from the Mount Guan in Pingding，Yangquan. It is the top grade among the Shanxi herb tea. Good tea should be accompanied by good teapot. Yixing from south, Pingding from north, you should try our redware ceramic tea-pot from our Pingding. Bathing in hot spring, tasting the tea, you should have another Sanba banquet to serve your son-in-law. Wandering in between mountains and rivers, such a wonderful experience. I wish you happiness and a long life.
Yangquan is a Lively and Beautiful City on the Mountain
Seeing Yangquan in Chinese ancient village; There are people living in the deepest Mount Taihang. From the Dapin Ancient Village with the Potala Palace deep in the forest, Niangzi Pass Village on the river, to the Taiyang Spring Ancient Village，Xiaohe Ancient Village with the profound history and culture, to the Utopian Taolingou Village, a bite of Juzishang Village, a beautiful painting of village vitalization is gradually rolling out.
Yangquan is Even the Modern and Fashionable Smart City
If you depart from Beijing, you can reach Yangquan in 2 hours. You will surprisingly discover that right here you can encounter autonomous vehicles. You can find the largest Baidu Cloud Computation Center in Asia. Right here, the 5G smart mine is operating. Right here, Lycra International has helped us to become the capital of fashion. Right here, it has gathered the avant-garde art, ancient sport and top-grade education. Yangquan is an industrial city of coal. Here the face turning skill is put on the show. The city is transforming into a high-end city of fashion and a smart city. This is the new face of Yangquan showed to the public in this new age.
Come to Yangquan, enjoy the sunshine, cultivate the mind! Come to Yangquan, experience the fashion, free your soul!
Warm sunshine, slow days, take your time, We are waiting for you in Yangquan!