Jin Shrines, Chaoyang Cavern 晉祠朝陽洞



  • Chaoyang Cavern (English)
  • 朝陽洞 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 朝阳洞 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Cháoyángdòng (Pinyin)
  • chao-yang-tung (Wade-Giles)
  • 晉祠朝陽洞 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠朝阳洞 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Jinci Chaoyangdong (English)

Building Information

The cavern is named because it is located on the east side of Xuanweng mountain and the east sides of mountains are called chaoyang (west sides of mountains called xiyang 夕陽). The Chaoyang Cavern, along with the Ancestor Lü Ge-pavilion (see 32 below) is mentioned in an inscription dated to Qianlong 28 (1763). Peng Hai lists the Chaoyang Cavern Pavilion (Chaoyangdongting 朝陽洞亭) as being built in 1785. The whole complex is depicted on the Qianlong period painting of the site. This structure is number 27 on our site.1

Date 17th Century?
Dynasty Ming - Qing 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 195.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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