Chongshan monastery, (in) Taiyuan, Shanxi, CN

Raw data

"Chongshan Temple (Chongshan si, Temple for Appreciating Kindliness) was originally built in the last years of the Sui Dynasty about fourteen centuries ago." -

"Chongshan Monastery - Initially built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the Chongshan Monastery (Temple for Appreciating Kindliness) was once called White Horse Monastery (Baima Si). It is located in Huangmiao Lane, Wuyi Road, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province. In 1383, in memory of his mother, Zhu Gang, third son of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (1328-1398), first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) had the monastery rebuilt and extended, renaming it Chongshan Monastery."

Reconstruction was completed in 1391 -

Input by: tmciolek 10 Aug 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 10 Aug 2014

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 Chongshan monastery, CN.

General location of the Chongshan monastery, CN.
Lat 37.86686 Long 112.57352
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2014.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=37.86686,112.57352&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Chongshan monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China: Shanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 37.86686 Long 112.57352 - based on visual identification of the Chongshan monastery buildings in maps/satellite imagery & Panoramio photographs, - tmciolek, 10 Aug 2014.

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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0567-99p 0600-32p - tmciolek 10 Aug 2014
0567-99p 0600-32p 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-ex

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 10 Aug 2014

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

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]

end of page

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License