Jin Shrines, Kaiyuan Cavern 晉祠開源洞



  • Kaiyuan Cavern (English)
  • 開源洞 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 开源洞 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Kāiyuándòng (Pinyin)
  • K'ai-yüan-tung (Wade-Giles)
  • Jinci Kaiyuandong (English)
  • 晉祠開源洞 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠开源洞 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Jinci Caishenci (English)
  • 晉祠財神祠 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠财神祠 (Simplified Chinese)

Building Information

There is an image of the God of Wealth within the cave. The date of initial construction is unknown. Also known as Caishen Shrine 財神祠. This structure is number 29A on our plan of the site.1

Date 17th century
Dynasty Ming - Qing (1368-1912) 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 196.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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