Taiyuan Schools

Taiyuan is the capital and largest city of Shanxi province in China and a city rich in political, military, and religious history. One of the greatest industrial cities in China, it lies on the Fen River in the northern portion of the river’s fertile upper basin. Taiyuan commands the north-south route through Shanxi, as well as important natural lines of communication through the mountains to Hebei province in the east and, via Fenyang, to northern Shaanxi province in the west. 

Throughout its long history, Taiyuan was the capital or provisional capital of many dynasties in China. Taiyuan is an ancient city with more than 2500 years of urban history, dating back from 497 BC. Its strategic location and rich history make Taiyuan one of the economic, political, military, and cultural centers of Northern China.

The city has a wealth of attractions and notably among these is the Jinci Temple. This is the city's most attractive temple although the Shuangta Si (Twin-Pagoda Temple) has become a symbol of the city on account of its unique architecture. The central Shanxi region is rich in Buddhist and Taoist sites, including the famous Mt. Wutai and the Taoist Palace of Eternal Joy.

Taiyuan is now a major industrial city in northern China, close to major iron and coal reserves. In addition to its position as an industrial giant, Taiyuan is also a center of education and research, particularly in technology and applied science. Notable schools include Shanxi University (1902) and Taiyuan University of Technology, which originally was part of Shanxi University and became a separate institution in 1953. Jin Memorial Hall, a famous ancient structure 15 miles (25 km) southwest of the city, is under state protection and is a popular tourist attraction.

Taiyuan is located in the middle reaches of the Yellow River in North China and is surrounded by hills in its west, north and east. Taiyuan experiences a semi-arid climate. Spring is dry, with frequent dust storms, followed by early summer heatwaves. Summer tends to be warm to hot with most of the year's rainfall concentrated in July and August. Winter is long and cold, but dry and sunny. Because of the aridity, there tends to be considerable diurnal variation in temperature, except during the summer. 

Taiyuan is one of the transportation hubs in North China, with highways linking neighboring provincial capitals, and airlines to most other major Chinese cities and some international cities.

i2 Education has 2 beautiful campuses in Taiyuan at the moment, and our team there is growing! Apply for our teaching position in Taiyuan now, and get a chance to live in this modern and fast-developing city!