Yuwangtai District

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Yuwangtai
禹王台区
District
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Kaifeng
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Yuwangtai District (Chinese: 禹王台区; pinyin: Yǔwángtái Qū; literally: "Platform of King Yu") is a district of the city of Kaifeng, Henan province, China.

It is named after a shrine dedicated to Yu the Great, a legendary ruler in ancient China famed for his introduction of flood control. The temple was built in 1523, during the Ming Dynasty amid frequent flooding by the Yellow River. The paifang at the base of the temple, built in 1762, during the Qing Dynasty, reads "Platform of the Ancient Performance" (古吹台; gǔ chuī tái), named for a musician, Shikuang (師曠), who used to play there during the Spring and Autumn period.

Coordinates: 34°46′37″N 114°20′53″E / 34.77694°N 114.34806°E / 34.77694; 114.34806


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