tánmiào 壇廟



  • tanmiao (Pinyin without tones)
  • 壇廟 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 坛庙 (Simplified Chinese)
  • tánmiào (Pinyin)
  • t'an-miao (Wade-Giles)


    a combination of two architectural types: the 壇 altar and 廟 temple or temple complex; a temple complex containing an altar for worship of deities associated with the state (Fu 2017, 367; Kroll 2015, 441)1


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  • 1 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 367.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 441.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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CMW S21, “ 壇廟 tánmiào” in Architectura Sinica last modified May 3, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000175.


CMW S21, “ 壇廟 tánmiào.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published April 8, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000175.

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