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Hall of the Jade Emperor (Yuhuang dian 玉皇殿), Fengxian guan (奉仙觀) Rusk, Bruce, 1972-; Liu, Jie; Wu, Sijia


The Hall of the Jade Emperor (Yuhuang dian 玉皇殿) in the Fengxian guan 奉仙觀, a Daoist temple in Jiyuan, Henan, China. The single-eaved hall dates to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and portions of the wooden columns and roof supports are original; the roof and walls and roof have been renovated more recently. The south-facing building lies in the south center of the main courtyard of the temple courtyard. Photos 1 to 5 show the front face, entrance, and roof details. Photos 6 and 7 show the west side, photo 8 the rear. Photos 9 to 11 show the interior, including the main altar with a stature of the Jade Emperor and a side table with figures of wealth gods.

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