Buchasergyi monastery, (near) Bayi, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“Buchasergyi Lakang Monastery is a Buddhist temple that was built by King Songsten Gampo near the town of Nyingchi in eastern Tibet, China. The monastery was built in the eight century by the great Tibetan King to apparently subdue the great she - demon. Only ruins remain at the site.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchasergyi_Lakang_Monastery

“The administrative seat of Nyingchi Prefecture is Bayi. […] Nyingchi Prefecture is the location of Buchasergyi Lakang Monastery.”

Bayi/Nyingchi county - Lat 29.666389 Long 94.362778 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayi,_Nyingchi_County

"Buchu Monastery - Some 28km south of Bayi is the small but ancient Gelugpa monastery of Buchu (Bujiu Si). The original dates from the 7th century, when it was built at the command of King Songtsen Gampo as one of the demoness-subduing temples; it pins the demoness’ right elbow. The monastery is recognisable by its striking golden roof. […]"

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 20, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 Feb 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 Buchasergyi monastery, CN.

General location of the Buchasergyi monastery, CN.
Lat 29.46706 Long 94.4154
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Buchasergyi monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.46706 Long 94.4154. It could be the bright, shining building at Lat 29.46706 Long 94.4154 or the grey one at Lat 29.46649 Long 94.41391 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 20 Jan 2013.

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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 20 Jan 2013
  • 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

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 20 Jan 2013

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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18. Available Printed Literature

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