Erxian Palace in Zhongping  中坪二仙宮


  • Erxian Palace in Zhongping (English)
  • Zhōngpíng Èrxiāngōng (Pinyin)
  • Chung-p'ing Er-hsien-kung (Wade-Giles)
  • 中坪二仙宮 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 中坪二仙宫 (Simplified Chinese)


山西省高平市 Shanxi
  • China
  • Province:
    • Shanxi (Pinyin)
    • 山西省 (Traditional Chinese)
    • 山西省 (Simplified Chinese)
  • County-city:
    • Gaoping (Pinyin)
    • 高平 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Political-subdivision:
    • (Simplified Chinese)
    • City (English)
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.8059° Long. 113.07°
  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.8061166° Long. 113.069833°
  • Building Information

    Erxian Gong (Erxian Palace) is Located about 1 km northwest of Zhongping Village, Beishi Town at the Southern foot of Cuiping Mountain. Containing artifacts from the Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, it is registered with the Provincial Cultural Relics Protection Unit. Erxian Palace was founded in the Tang Tianyou reign period (905-907) has been rebuilt and expanded in the Jin dynasty, the fifth year of the Yuan Zhiyuan reign period (1339), and during the Ming and Qing dynasties, ultimately enclosing an area of 2040 square meters. The palace is oriented north-south facing the south, and has a one-courtyard-arrangement. On the central axis there is a Mountain Gate (the back of which has an inward-facing stage on the upper story) and a main hall. There are east and west wing towers, surrounding corridors, side halls, and corner halls on both sides. The existing main hall was built in the Jin dynasty and repaired in the Yuan dynasty, while the rest are buildings in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple has seventeen steles documenting restorations in the past dynasties, including one Jin stele, one Yuan stele, seven Ming steles, eight Qing steles, and a pair of Qing stone lions.2

    Dynasty Jin 1115 - 1234 1

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    • 1 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 国家文物局. 1998. 中国文物地图集. 陕西分册, 424.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Tracy Miller, “Erxian Palace in Zhongping 中坪二仙宮 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by . Entry published March 21, 2018.

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