蓬莱宫

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 蓬莱
trad. 蓬萊宮

Etymology[edit]

Penglai Palace was a nickname for Daming Palace (大明宫) of the Tang Dynasty. It derived its nickname from the Penglai ponds that were located at the Palace. Because Mount Penglai also refers to a mystical land found in Chinese mythology, Penglai Palace can also be used as a nickname for a palace where celestial beings live.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Pénglái Gōng
Zhuyin ㄆㄥˊ ㄌㄞˊ ㄍㄨㄥ
IPA (key) /pʰɤŋ³⁵ laɪ̯³⁵ kʊŋ⁵⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

蓬莱宫 (simplified, Pinyin Pénglái Gōng, traditional 蓬萊宮)

  1. (archaic) Penglai Palace (a nickname for Daming Palace of the Tang Dynasty
  2. (archaic) Penglai Palace (a palace where celestial beings reside)

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