Bingling monastery, (near) Liujiaxia, Gansu, CN

Raw data

Bingling Si
Monastery of a Hundred Thousand [Buddha images]
183 grottoes.
Dated to Tang Dynasty [618-907].
Last time in use during the Qing dynasty.
Gruschke (2001:25-26)
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 8, 2009

Yongjing: in questa Iocalità si trovano le Binglingsi il cui nome è una trascrizione dal tibetano e significa Grotte dei Centomila Buddha, definizione spesso data alle grotte buddhiste. Sono ricche di affreschi e di statue.

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Mar 2013

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

Location of Bingling Si monastery, CN.

General location of the Bingling Si monastery, CN.
Lat 35.82723 Long 103.01940
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=35.82723,103.01940&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Bingling monastery - Gruschke (2001:25-26)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Gansu Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 35.82723 Long 103.01940 - based on the visual identification of the Bingling site in maps/satellite imagery, and Panoramio photographs, - tmciolek, 01 Mar 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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0400-32p - tmciolek 01 Mar 2013
  • 0400-32p 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • Last time in use during the Qing dynasty - Gruschke (2001:25-26).
  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 29 Dec 2012

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

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