the Degree Confluence Project

China : Shānxī Shěng

2.6 km (1.6 miles) SSE of Yuncheng, Shānxī, China
Approx. altitude: 322 m (1056 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 35°S 69°W

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(visited by Herman de Haan and Haijing de Haan-Cao)

18-May-2023 -- We took the bullit train in the morning from Taiyuan to Yuncheng, where Haijing once lived for some years. Like any other Chinese city, Yuncheng is booming and has changed a lot the last 20 years. Seriously big blocks of flats are still being built!

The day before we arrived, Xi Jinping visisted the museum of Yuncheng, which we did as well after we visited the confluence point.

The CP was very easy to visit. We took a taxi from the highspeed trainstation to the saltlake, from there we walked to the cp. You do not have to worry about wet feet anymore. After 11 years this CP is visited again.

  • Nearest main street/highway: G209
  • Distance from road: approx. 400 m
  • Time start walking: 11:50 A.M.
  • Arrival at CP: 12:00 P.M.
  • Weather: very sunny, blue skies
  • Temperature: 27°C
  • Nearest Unesco World Heritage Site: Pingyao Ancient City, is a walled city in central Shanxi, China
  • Interesting facts/experiences: Xiechi Lake (Chinese: 解池), also called Yuncheng yanchi (Yuncheng Salt Lake) is the largest natural lake in Shanxi in Northern China. It is a saline lake used for production of salt. There is a nice museum about it

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    In a part of a salt lake that may be temporarily flooded.