Balalyk Tepe [monastery?], (towards) Angor, Surxondaryo Viloyati, UZ

Raw data

Balalyk tepe - Buddhist wall murals. Surkhan Darya region. Berzin (1994-2006).

North-Bactrian mural from a 5th-6th century fort at Balalyk-tepe, Surkhan Darya region, South Uzbekistan. (Yarshater 1983:1146)

"Near the city of Termez on the site of Balalyk-tepe ancient settlement there were found the ruins of a palace decorated with 6th century wall-paintings featuring a scene of the feast." -

"Surkhandarya Province
List of monuments:
Balalyk Tepe - Castles of feudal period (5th to 7th AD)
Djumalak Tepe (5th to 6th century)
Khaidarabad Settlement (1st to 4th century)
Zar Tepe Settlement (3rd century BC)"

"An important source [of iconographic information is a mural with] […] the large banqueting scene in the residence of a local grandee at Balalyk-tepe, north of Termez in southern Uzbekistan." -…/1513059.pdf.bannered.pdf

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 13, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 Mar 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Balalyk Tepe monastery?, UZ.

General location of the Balalyk Tepe monastery?, UZ.
lat=37.5333 long=67.1167
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20UZ)&ll=37.5333,67.1167&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Balalyk Tepe [monastery?] - Berzin (1994-2006).

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Uzbekistan:Surxondaryo Viloyati

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Balalyk-tepe - Yarshater (1983:1146)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

  • 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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