To travellers and culture fanatics, Shanxi is a rare paradise. The delicate area of 156, 000 square meters should collect lots of Buddha temples, grottoes, pagodas and villas of ancient commercial tycoons, receiving millions of overseas Buddhists and architecture fans per year. It's also home to the once-flourishing Shanxi Commercial Group (Jinshang in Chinese), one of the four famed commercial groups in modern China. Those who are interested in the history of Jinshang can get what they want in well-preserved Pingyao Ancient City. Cultivated by the magnificent landscape of Shanxi are plentiful celebrities, the most famous being Guan Gong, the top hero of the Chinese ancient novel Romance of Three Kingdoms. Guan Gong has been respected as the incarnation of loyalty and justice, military saint compared with civilian saint Confucius. So touring hometown of Guan Gong is the best way to understand how great worship Guan Gong enjoys for thousands of years in Chinese culture.