Baiyu Palace, main hall   白玉宮正殿

Place Type: palatial hall


  • main hall (English)
  • 正殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 正殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • zhengdian (Pinyin)
  • Baiyugong zhengdian (English)
  • 白玉宫正殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 白玉宫正殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Zhengdian


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.65815° Long. 113.2410667°
  • Building Information

    The main hall (正殿) of Baiyu Palace is built on a 0.8 m high stone podium. The hall has a front façade of 3 bays wide and depth of 4 rafters. It has a single eaves hip-gable roof, with a roof frame composed of a three-rafter beam facing an anterior single-rafter tie beam joined into to the eaves, with three columns in cross-section. The column tops support four-layer bracket sets with a single cantilever, and there are single intercolumnar bracket sets. The original doors and windows are no longer extant. [ZGWWDTJ, Shanxi vol 2 (zhong), p. 513 23-C10-1] Translated by Lydia Ohl; edited by Cole Garrett; Modified by Wong Pui See, edited by TM, 2018
    Date 1212
    Dynasty Jin 1115 - 1234


      Main Hall from 1212 see: 中國 文物 地圖集, 中, 513 23 - C 10


      Axis: c, roof style: h/g, front façade: 26' 10", side: 24' 4"

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