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Shanxi Province Overview: Not to be confused with the neighboring province of Shanxi. Shanxi is a province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China. Its one-character abbreviation is Jin
Fen Liquor
Source:The Fascination of Shanxi 2011-07-29 12:32:20

Fen Liquor is one of China’s traditional famous liquors, which is produced in Xinghua (apricot blossom) Village of Fenyang County. White spirits in China, including the famous brands like Fen Liquor, are all originated from rice wine. Beginning from around the 14th  century, white spirit in North China grew fast and gradually replaced rice wine. During this period, Fen Liquor, already a kind of distilled liquor, was increasingly gaining popularity.

 

Fen Liquor

Fen Liquor

Fen Liquor Won the Gold Prize in the 1915 Panama World Expo

Fen Liquor Won the Gold Prize in the 1915 Panama World Expo

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According to a folk story, an old Taoist once went to drink at a pub in Xinghua Village and got drunk for many consecutive days without paying any money. On the last day of his stay, he dropped a few liquor into a well, from which people fetch water for brewing. And then, the well water turned into excellent liquor. A poem line written by Du Mu in Tang Dynasty reads “Where can a wine house be found to drown his sadness? A cowherd points to Xinghua Village in the distance.” This popular line has made Fen Liquor a household word in China.
While the fragrance of this fine liquor seems still staying in people’s memory of the 1915 Panama World Expo, the  World Expo again welcomes Shanxi. 95 years later, the World Expo comes to China, and meets China in a most passionate way.
 

Editor:Zhang Yunyun
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Your Plan
Day 01 Our guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at Taiyuan Airport ahead of your arrival. Then a comfortable private car will take you to Pingyao. On the way, you will visit the Qiao's Compound
Day 1: Beijing to Datong - Overnight Train Greet meeting at your hotel at night, and transfer to the Beijing Railway Station, take the overnight train K608 (23:36 - 06:21) or 2603 (23:47-07:01) from Beijing to Datong.
Attractions
Also known as Yongzuo Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, situated at the foot of a hill of southeastern Taiyuan, was built by an eminent monk called Fudeng by the order of the emperor in 1608 viz. the 36th year under Emperor Wanli’s reign.
Standing 65.86 meters high, the Wooden Pagoda is not only the tallest but also the oldest wooden pagoda in China today. Compared with the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County
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