Baiyu Palace  白玉宮


  • Baiyu Palace (English)
  • Báiyùgōng (Pinyin)
  • Pai-yü-kung (Wade-Giles)
  • 白玉宮 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 白玉宫 (Simplified Chinese)


山西省陵川县 Shanxi
  • China
  • Province:
    • Shanxi (Pinyin)
    • 山西省 (Traditional Chinese)
    • 山西省 (Simplified Chinese)
  • County-city:
    • Lingchuan (Pinyin)
    • 陵川 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Political-subdivision:
    • (Simplified Chinese)
    • County (English)
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.65815° Long. 113.2410667°
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.657467° Long. 113.2413167°
  • Site Information

    Baiyugong is located in the Jiaodi Village of Lucheng Town (潞城鎮郊底村) and contains artifacts from the Jin, Ming, and Qing dynasties. It is one of the historical and cultural sites protected at the city level. The date of origin is unclear. The inscription states that while the original structure of the temple predates the Jin dynasty, it was renovated during the first year of the Jin Chongqing (崇慶) reign period (1212), the first year of the Ming Yongchang (永昌) reign period (1644), and in 1923. Occupying a total area of 2,750 m2, the site has a north-south orientation, facing south, and a three-courtyard configuration. The extant buildings on the central axis include the Mountain Gate, Hall of the Three Transcendents, main hall, and back hall. On the two sides are the lobe towers, the monks’ towers, galleries, and ear halls. The main structure of the current main hall is an artifact of the Jin dynasty, while the back hall and the Hall of Three Transcendents (Sanxiandian 三仙殿) were rebuilt during the Ming and Qing dynasties. There are 2 Song steles, 3 steles documenting repairs of the Republican Period, and contains approximately 52 m2 of murals.2
    Dynasty Jin 1115 - 1234 1

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    • 1 WILKINSON, Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 中国文物地图集. 山西分册, II:513; 23-C10.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Tracy Miller, “Baiyu Palace 白玉宮 ” in Architectura Sinica last modified September 4, 2020,


    Tracy Miller, “Baiyu Palace 白玉宮 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 21, 2018.

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