Jin Shrines, Sansheng Shrine, main hall  晉祠三聖祠正廳



  • Three Sages Shrine, main hall (English)
  • 三聖祠正廳 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 三圣祠正厅 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Sānshèngcí zhèngtīng (Pinyin)
  • San-sheng-t'zu cheng-t'ing (Wade-Giles)
  • Sansheng Shrine, main hall (English)


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.707989° Long. 112.434677°
  • Building Information

    The main hall is a three-bay, 14-meter-wide building with an overhanging-gable roof (xuanshan 懸山). 8.9 meters in depth, it encompasses 124 square meters and is said to be an original Qing building, possibly dating to the 1737 reconstruction of the site. The Medicine King (Yaowang 藥王) is the central divinity with a True Lord (Zhenjun 真君; also described as Cangwang 倉王) to the left, and a Dragon King (Longwang 龍王) at right (Liu 2016, vol. 5, 157).1

    Date 1737
    Dynasty Qing 1644 - 1912

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    • 1 刘. 2015. 晋祠文化遗产全书, 157.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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    Tracy Miller, “Jin Shrines, Sansheng Shrine, main hall 晉祠三聖祠正廳 .” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published October 22, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/place/000048l2.

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