Baiyu Palace  白玉宮

Place Type: palace (Daoist monastery or other)


  • Baiyu Palace (English)
  • Baiyugong (Pinyin)
  • 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)
  • Locality:
    • Ling State, Lingchuan County (Pinyin)
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.65815° Long. 113.2410667°
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.657467° Long. 113.2413167°
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.65833° Long. 113.240967°
  • 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 Sanxian Hall (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. Baiyugong [ZGWWDTJ, Shanxi vol. 2 (中), p. 513 23-C10] Translated by Wong Pui See, edited by TM, 2018
    Dynasty Jin 1115 - 1234 1

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    • 1 Endymion Wilkinson, Chinese History: A Manual, Revised and Enlarged. , 11-12. ( 2000)

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