TRAVELLER’S CHOICE: THE TREASURES OF SHANXI – TAASA Review December 2018
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This article was originally found in the December 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 4, Page 22).
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Josefa Green T o paraphrase Dickens, Shanxi province is the best of places and the worst.
Best because it has rightly been described as the `treasure house of China’ and worst because of its dreadful pollution as China’s major centre for the coal and steel industries. Cizhou ware vase, Northern Song dynasty (960 ï¿½ 1127), Juncheng Museum, Shanxi Province, China, high fired stoneware.
Photo: Josefa Green It is of course the former aspect which drew us back to this province this January despite minus 8 to 10 degree minimums...