Lingji Shrine, also known as Kuanyin
Pavilion, is located in Jincheng Township, next to the memorial arch dedicated to Ciu
Liang-Gong's mother. It is devoted to Guanyin and the eighteen lohans or arhats (Buddhist
holy men). It is said to have been built as far back in time as the Tang dynasty
(618-906), not needing renovation until the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
beginning of the Cing dynasty, the Guanyin Pavilion suffered damage from a fire but was
completely restored using donations made by the Buddhist faithful. A plaque was hung above
the door which named the newly restored building the 'Lingji Shrine'. In 1978 a drum
platform was added to the shrine, and since then the sound of the drum can be heard
resounding through the village at dawn and dusk.