Chat Pat monastery, (near) Chatpat, NWF Province, PK

Raw data

"Swat Valley
Chat Pat is a Buddhist monastery. To get there from the bridge drive 1.6 km and park just before the road to Dir enters the ford. The footpath to Chat Pat runs left (west) for about 1 km through the fields, past the village, and up the stream. […] Chat Pat is a typical Buddhist monastery site, nestled into a fold in the hills beside a small stream, where the monks could retreat and mediate with a peaceful view down the glen, yet within easy reach of the alms-giving travellers on the main road. […]
It dates from the last 1st to the 4th century AD. There is no main stupa, and a landslide has buried the monastery on the east. The site is important because the excavators found there a quantity of Buddhist Gandharan sculpture decorating its 38 stupas and chapels. These were chronologically dated and showed a surprising decline in style from the 1st to 4th century AD."

Chatpat, Pakistan Page
World:Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province
Lat 34.6625 Long 72.0194

Input by: tmciolek, May 22, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Chat Pat monastery, PK.

General location of the Chat Pat monastery, PK.
lat=34.6625 long=72.0194
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20PK)&ll=34.6625,72.0194&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Pakistan:North-West Frontier Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

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

  • Theravada - Litvinskii et al. (1996:168)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 13 Jan 2013
  • <=0200 0200-32c 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 0300-32p 0333-66p 0367-99p - tmciolek 13 Jan 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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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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