Overview of Datong
Datong City in ShanxiProvince, China, the most northern, northeast edge of the Loess Plateau, thegeographical coordinates of longitude 112 ° 34'-114 ° 33 'north latitude and 39° 03'-40 ° 44'. The total area of 14,000 km, total population of 3.3 millionpeople, is the second largest city in Shanxi Province, is one of the StateCouncil released the first batch of 24 historical and cultural city, is alsoone of the State Council approved in 1984 in 13 large cities in China.
Datong is located in semi-arid temperate continental monsoon climate zone withdistinct four seasons. Spring average temperature of 7-9 ° C; average summertemperatures between 19-22 ℃, thetourists are more than summer this resort summer tourism; autumn, the averagetemperature between 6-8 ℃; theaverage winter temperature of minus 7-12 ℃.
Datong has a long history and rich cultural landscape, so far nearly 2400 yearsof history. China once generation of the capital, the two Koreas, theprovisional capital, frontier city known for several glorious history.Thousands of years, people of all nationalities live in Datong, multiply blend,created the splendid ancient civilization, leaving behind a very richhistorical and cultural landscape, the city is included in the national andprovincial protection of cultural relics, there are more than 60. Datong isknown as "Barry coal", "China's coal," said throughout the11 counties of the city's high-quality thermal coal in the national reputation.In addition to the rich coal and other mineral resources, Tatung has GuanglingDongfang Liang millet, Astragalus of hunyuan the Lingqiu the bitter buckwheatsurface, Datong County yellow large number of agricultural and sidelineproducts, and Datong You face, hunyuan jelly, widely spirit spiced pumpkinseeds, Yanggao apricots large number of local products, known in and outside.
In recent years, Datong attaches great importance to the development of tourismand conservation work, to further intensify efforts in protecting andremediation efforts based on the Datong existing historical and culturalheritage since 2008, Datong City, one after another around the Yungang Grottoesenvironmental restoration project and Datong ancient city wall, Huayansi HouseTemple of Literature, Shun Yeung Palace more than 10 heritage attractions,conservation and restoration and environmental remediation, and many otherprojects, and now Datong city protection work has made a breakthrough.
The ancient capital of China, the world Datong, thebustling old city, will be her beautiful gesture to greet the arrival of thepeoples of the world.