Shanxi region is a beautiful place in china; it has a cold and dry climate and has an annual rainfall of between 400-600 millimeters. It also often plagued by sandstorms, especially in the spring. Shanxi is one of the birth places of Chinese civilizations with a long history and traditional culture. It occupies an area of 156,000 square kilometers and has a population of over 32 million. Its capital is Taiyuan City.