Architectura Sinica

Jin Shrines, Drum Tower  晉祠鼓樓


  • Drum Tower (English)
  • 鼓樓 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 鼓楼 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Gǔlóu (Pinyin)
  • Ku-lou (Wade-Giles)

Building Information

Located to the right of the offering hall (south), First built in 1606, repaired in 1844.1

Date 1606
Dynasty Ming 1368 - 1644 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 劉. 1986. 晉祠志, 74.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 193.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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