Jade Emperor Pavilion lies in the East Street in the downtown of Yinchuan city. According to historical records, Jade Emperor Pavilion was built during the reign of Emperor Hongwu in Ming Dynasty, with a history of 600 years. It is one of the most important historical relics of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Jade Emperor Pavilion is a traditional wooden building with compact construction and refined technical art. It is of high value for the studies of the constructions of early Ming Dynasty on the arts and crafts skills. The main loft of Jade Emperor Pavilion is a two-story attic about 22.1 meters high. The foundation is a rectangular platform, 19 meters high, 37.6 meters long in the southeast direction and 25 meters wide in the northwest direction. Jade Emperor Pavilion gets this name for it houses a statue of Jade Emperor.
Jade Emperor Pavilion is the only existing ancient wooden pavilion of Yinchuan city. Some mini exhibitions of art, calligraphy and relics are often held there. Now Jade Emperor Pavilion is one of cultural relic sites under provincial protection of the Ningxia.