Five Dragons Temple (Ruicheng)

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Five Dragons Temple
Five Dragon Temple 1.jpg
The Five Dragons Temple
Basic information
Location Ruicheng
Affiliation Daoist
Province Shanxi
Architectural description
Completed 833
Tang Dynasty

The Five Dragons Temple (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Lóng Mìao) is a Taoist temple located in Ruicheng, Shanxi Province, China. It is also known as King Guangren's Temple (广仁王庙).

The temple contains China's second oldest dated timber building, the Main Hall. It was built in 833 and is of the Tang Dynasty. It measures five bays across and has a hip-gable roof.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Steinhardt (1997), 70.

References[edit]

  • Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman. Liao Architecture. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1997. ISBN 0-8248-1843-1

Coordinates: 34°43′49″N 110°40′55″E / 34.73028°N 110.68194°E / 34.73028; 110.68194