The mineral resources in Shanxi are abundant, so Shanxi is called "The Hometown of Coal and Iron". Datong of Shanxi is a famous city of coal in China. China Coal Museum occupies an area of 6 hectare; the total architecture area is 35,000 square meters. It boasts an exhibition hall, a academic hall, a multi-functional hall and a office building. China Coal Museum systematically exhibits geologic, mining and coal chemistry. There are also underground simulative mines, the exhibitions here are colorful and having a unique style.