Due to its size, Taiyuan is one of the most livable cities in Asia. From low costs and strong public transit to western conveniences in apartments and dining, it is a place that many foreigners rave about.
Outside of work, there are many places to visit like Twin Pagoda Temple and Congshan Temple – some are even free, like the Shanxi Museum.
The city (and Shanxi province in general) is known best for its simple yet rich and hearty cuisine. From knife-cut noodles to steamed dumplings, there are no shortage of Chinese delicacies for you to enjoy.