Jin Shrines, Haotianshen Shrine, Guandi Temple  晉祠昊天神祠關帝廟



  • Haotianshen Shrine, Guandi Temple (English)
  • 昊天神祠關帝廟 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 昊天神祠门关帝庙 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Hàotiānshéncí Guāndìmiào (Pinyin)
  • Hao-t'ien-shen-tz'u Kuan-ti-miao (Wade-Giles)
  • Jinci Haotianshenci Guandimiao (English)
  • 晉祠昊天神祠關帝廟 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 晋祠昊天神祠关帝庙 (Simplified Chinese)


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.708926° Long. 112.435802°
  • Building Information

    This temple hall was incorporated into the larger Haotianshen Shrine in the late eighteenth-century renovation of the northern complexes, yet textual sources indicate a Guandi temple was at approximately this location prior to the construction project. In his stele inscription of 1801, Hu Qijing described how the contrast between the Shu Yu of Tang Shrine 唐叔虞祠, which was refurbished in 1770-1771, inspired have the surrounding temples rebuilt. At the time, a temple of Guandi was located to the left (east) of the Shu Yu Shrine and temples to the Jade Emperor 玉皇廟 and Three Pure Ones 三清廟 were located to the right (west). These buildings appear on the 1551 map of Jinci in Gao Ruxing’s Taiyuan xianzhi (the first two are numbered 42 (Jade Emperor’s Temple 玉皇廟) and 43 (Temple to the Three Pure Ones ) on the plan of Jinci from 1606 in Miller 2007, 163, which is largely based on Gao Ruxing’s drawing). 1

    Date 1795
    Dynasty Qing 1644 - 1912 2

    Works Cited

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    • 1 PREGADIO. 2008. The Encyclopedia of Taoism, 63.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 脫脫. 1978. 宋史Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of JinciLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
    • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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