Anchan Monastery, sutra hall  安禪寺藏經殿

Place Type: palatial hall


  • sutra hall (English)
  • 藏經殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 藏经殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • zangjingdian (Pinyin)
  • Anchansi zangjingdian (English)
  • 安禪寺藏經殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 安禅寺藏经殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Zangjingdian


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.42453333° Long. 112.5473333°
  • Building Information

    The Zangjingidan (藏经殿) or the sutra repository of Anchansi (Song Dynasty) is built on a brick podium. The front façade is 3-bays wide and the depth is 3-bays. The central bay is twice as wide as the side bays. It has a single eaves hip-gable roof, laid with yellow and green glazed tiles with square centers. Under the eaves are four layer bracket sets (pūzuò) with a single huágŏng (petal bracket arm) and a locust head style shuătóu (trifling-tip), there is one intercolumnar bracket set in each bay. The entasis (chamfering) of the column is prominent. The original system of woodwork/latticework is no longer extant. Ānchánsì ZGWWDTJ, Shanxi vol. 3 (xia), p. 762, 57–C1-1 Translated by Lydia Ohl; modified TM 7/28/10; 9/19/11; 3/2018; Edited by Cole Garrett 9/9/11, Modified by Wong Pui See, 2017.
    Date 960-1125
    Dynasty Northern Song 960 - 1127


      sutra repository Song, compare to Jidumiao qingong


      ZGWWDTJ 山西 p. 762 57 – C 1 -other parts of the monastary have been destroyed

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