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°
  • Site Information

    Baiyu Palace 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 a city level historical and cultural site. Although we have no confirmed evidence of its founding date, a stele inscription indicates that while the original structure of the main hall 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 again in 1923. Occupying a total area of 2,750 square meters, 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, Sanxiandian 三仙殿 (Hall of Three Transcendents), main hall, and back hall. On the two sides are lobe towers (duolou 朵樓), monks’ towers, galleries, and ear halls (erdian 耳殿). The structure of the current main hall is an artifact of the Jin dynasty, while the back hall and the Sanxiandian were rebuilt during the Ming and Qing dynasties. There are two Northern Song dynasty steles, three steles documenting repairs of the Republican Period, and approximately fifty-two square meters of murals.2
    Dynasty/Time Period Jin dynasty - Republican Period 1115 - 1923 1

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    • 1 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 国家文物局. 2006. 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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