Jinge Temple

Coordinates: 38°58′26″N 113°31′12″E / 38.973956°N 113.519863°E / 38.973956; 113.519863
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Jinge Temple
SectChan Buddhism
LocationWutai County, Shanxi, China
Jinge Temple is located in Shanxi
Jinge Temple
Shown within Shanxi
Geographic coordinates38°58′26″N 113°31′12″E / 38.973956°N 113.519863°E / 38.973956; 113.519863
StyleChinese architecture
FounderShi Hanguang (释含光)
Date established766

Jinge Temple (simplified Chinese: 金阁寺; traditional Chinese: 金閣寺; pinyin: Jīngé Sì), or "Golden Pavilion Temple", is a Buddhist temple in Shanxi province, China.

The temple is located on Mount Wutai, north of the South Peak and south of the Central Peak, about 15 kilometres from Taihuai town.[1] It is at an altitude of 1,900 meters, the highest besides those temples on the five peaks of Wutai.

Jinge Temple is closely associated with the monk Amoghavajra, an Indian master of Vajrayana Buddhism who lived during the Tang dynasty. The temple was built to promote the Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, as the protector of China.[2]


  1. ^ "Jinge Temple". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2022-12-30.
  2. ^ Melton, J. Gordon (2014-01-15). Faiths Across Time: 5,000 Years of Religious History [4 Volumes]: 5,000 Years of Religious History. ABC-CLIO. p. 564. ISBN 978-1-61069-026-3.