Yangquan City lies in eastern Shanxi Province, west of the Taihang Mountains, straddling the Shanxi-Hebei-Inner Mongolia corridor. The Shitai Railway runs through the entire 4,452 square km area, with the urban district covering 662 square km. In 1990, its population was 1.14 million overall and 554,500 in the city center. Over 20 ethnic groups including Hui, Manchu, Han, Mongolian, Korean, Uyghur, Miao and Dong reside here, with Hui, Manchu and Han being the main groups. At 112°54’-114°04’E, 37°40’-38°31’N, Yangquan has a warm temperate semi-humid monsoon climate. Its diverse and complex terrain leads to significant climate differences across the area. The climate features long winters and summers, short springs and autumns, distinct seasons, abundant sunshine, and large day-night temperature differences. Spring is dry and windy with occasional droughts, while summer is hot and rainy with fluctuating precipitation. Fall has high pressure and comfortable cooling. Winters are dry and cold with occasional sandstorms. Meteorological disasters like drought, flooding, hail, windstorms and frost are frequent. The area is divided into four agricultural climate zones - temperate chilly, temperate mild (with sub-humid and semi-humid subzones), warm temperate (with humid and semi-humid subzones), and warm mild.

Best Travel Time

Suitable for all seasons, summer is the best.

Suggested playing days

2 days

Local climate

Northern temperate continental monsoon climate

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