Big Chinese scholartree, also calls Hongtong the big Chinese scholartree, located at the Hongtong county northwest 2 kilometers place. This branch sturdy, dry twig fork of tree, gully all over the body ancient wood, is ancient big the Chinese scholartree. “asks my ancestor where, Shanxi Hongtong big Chinese scholartree. What does the ancestor native place call? Under big Chinese scholartree old stork nest.”For several hundred years, this first ballad spreads widely in Chinese big , the women and children all know. If tracks down its origin, but must last years mention from the Yuan Dynasty. the Yuan Dynasty last years, the Huanghuai basin flood is unceasing, the famine is frequent, the ethnic conflicts intensified, erupted the red turban armed forces big revolt, a Yuan government gave the cruel suppression, fierce combat the ten remaining years of life, places common people such as Two Huais, Shandong, Hebei, Henan ten perishes 78, place of the flourishing population became originally path blocking, the person smoke cuts off. Beginning of Ming dynasty “peace difficult service” the seesaw battle, has one misfortune after another, many places present the great distance nobody smoke the aspect.
Shanxi located at Mt. Taihang west, east of Yellow River. Name of the Shanxi, because of occupies Mt. Taihang west to acquire fame. Was called since old times ?Biaolishanhe?. Spring and Autumn Period time, most districts for Jin all, therefore abbreviation ?Jin?; The Warring States initial period, Han, Zhao, Wei three divide the Jin, because and calls ?the Three-Jin?. The entire province total area 156,000 square kilometers, the total population nearly 34,000,000 people, presently govern Taiyuan, Datong, Shuozhou, Yangquan, Changzhi, Xinzhou, Luliang, Jinzhong, Linfen, Yuncheng, Jincheng and so on 11 locally administered levels, altogether 85 counties, 11 county-level cities, 23 municipal districts. Provincial capital Taiyuan, provincial government in the Taiyuan Municipal government east street. Rich tourism resources in Shanxi Province, historical monuments, scenic spots more. There are more famous Yungang Grottoes, Mount Temple group Jinci, Yingxian Wooden Tower, Yongle Palace,Xuankong Temple , Hukou Waterfall, Temple state solution, such as Hongtong large tree.