Jin Memorial Temple
Jin Memorial TempleJin Memorial Temple is located under the foot of Mountain of Xuanweng, 25 kilometers southwest to the city of Taiyuan. It’s the source of Jin Water. In the reign of Emperor Tiansheng of Northern Song Dynasty, Tang Shuyu was the king of Fen district. He built a large hall for his mother-Yi Jiang and named it the Hall of Female Deity. There’re 43 colored-gaze statues of Song Dynasty. In front of the hall, the view of square pool, fish, overhanging bridges is rare in China. On the both sides in the hall are two springs: Nanlao and Shanli springs. Jin Water comes from here. The clear water runs endlessly with a permanent 17 celsius degree. In the Hall of Zhenguan Baohan, Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty had written “Imperial Stele” and “Continuous of Epigraph of Jin Memorial Temple”. The famous cypress of Zhou and pagoda tree of Tang is in the temple. The cypress is on the left of the Female Deity Hall and the pagoda tree is in the Temple of Guan Yu. The trees have old branches stretching to all directions and they are full of vigor and exuberant. These two trees with endless running of Longevity Spring as well as statues of 42 delicate maid and female deity are called “Three Treasures of Jin Memorial Temple”.
Southwest of Taiyuan City
Best time to travel
1. It has three paths to travel this temple: the middle, north and south paths. The middle path follows the central axis, from the gate of Jin Memorial Temple to the Hall of Female Deity, where’re the main part of Jin Memorial Temple. The north path starts from the Palace of Wenchang to Pavilion of Lvzu, where’re buildings of rising and falling style. They have great art values.
- With City attractions