Xingfan Monastery, great hall  興梵寺大殿


  • great hall (English)
  • 大殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 大殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • dàdiàn (Pinyin)
  • ta-tien (Wade-Giles)
  • Xingfansi dadian (English)
  • 興梵寺大殿 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 兴梵寺大殿 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Guangfansi


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.39033333° Long. 112.4500667°
  • Building Information

    main hall (大殿). [The main hall] has a brick platform of 1.85 meters high, a front façade of 5 bays, with a depth of 6 rafters, and a single eave hip/gable roof. Internal beam structure is supported by four columns, with a 4-rafter beam connected to both the front and back column grid by a single-rafter beam (搭牵; 劄牵?). 4 puzuo bracket sets with a single huagong (杪), original restoration no longer exists.1
    Date 960-1125
    Dynasty Northern Song 960 - 1127 2

    Works Cited

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    • 1 国家文物局, 中国文物地图集. 山西分册, III (Xia): 775.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 WILKINSON, Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Tracy Miller, “Xingfan Monastery, great hall 興梵寺大殿 ” in Architectura Sinica last modified October 1, 2020,


    Tracy Miller, “Xingfan Monastery, great hall 興梵寺大殿 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 21, 2018.

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