Jin Shrines, Songshui Ting 晉祠松水亭



  • Songshui Ting (English)
  • 松水亭 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 松水亭 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Sōngshuǐtíng (Pinyin)
  • Sung-shui-t'ing (Wade-Giles)
  • Jinci Songshuiting (English)
  • 晉祠松水亭 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠松水亭 (Simplified Chinese)

Building Information

Because it is located between the Descendents’ Hall, Octagonal Pool, Perfect Benefit Spring, and the Longevity Pine, it is called Songshui Ting (Pine-River or Water Gazebo). Used by locals as an offering hall during festival times. Built with the timbers from the Wangchuanting 望川亭 (River-viewing Gazebo) after that structure was dismantled due to the frequent suicides which took place there after dark at the end of the Qianlong period (1736-1796). This structure is number 39 on our plan of the site.1

Date 1736-1796
Dynasty Qing 1644-1912 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 198.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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