Bars-Hot [monastery?], (towards) Choybalsan, Dornod Aymag, MN

Raw data

"Stupa in the Khitan city Bars-Hot in Dornod, Mongolia" -

"The stupas of Har Buhyn Balgas and Herlen Bars Hot (in Eastern Mongolia) are iconic images of their distinctive building style." -

“Archaeological excavations discovered traces of cities of the [[History of the Khitans|Kidan]] period in Mongolia which lasted from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The most significant of the excavated cities was [[Hatun Hot]] founded in 944. Another significant Kidan city was Bars-Hot in the basin of the river Kerulen. It occupied an area of 1600x1810 metres and was surrounded with mud walls, which are today 4 metres thick and 1.5–2 metres high.<ref name="Chultem"/> A remnant of a [[stupa]] is found near the walls. There used to be a pair of them, but in the 1940s the Soviet garrison used cannon fire to destroy one for amusement.” [Revision as of 05:31, 25 November 2012] -

“A stupa in Kerulen bars by Kherlen river, from Kitan 10th century AD […] 48° 3' 13.53" N  113° 22' 0.18" E " -
Input by: tmciolek, May 01, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 02 May 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Bars-Hot monastery?, MN.

General location of the Bars-Hot monastery?, MN.
Lat 48.05485 Long 113.36432
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20MN)&ll=48.05485,113.36432&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Bars-Hot [monastery ?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Mongolia:Dornod Aymag

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 48.05485 Long 113.36432 - based on visual identification of the ruins of Bars-Hot stupa in satellite imagery and Panoramio photographs [], - tmciolek, 01 May 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • Vajrayana? Mahayana?

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p - tmciolek 02 May 2013
  • 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 0100-32p 0133-66p 0167-99p - tmciolek 02 May 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

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

  • [missing data]

18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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