Chongsheng-1 monastery, (near) Dali, Yunnan, CN

Raw data

The Three Pagodas are located 1 km northwest of Dali Ancient City at the foot of Zhonghe Peak. […] The Chongsheng Monastery was built by the 10th king in the era of Quanfengyou (824-859AD). It was the center of Buddhist activities in Yunnan during the reign of the Dali Kingdom and was destroyed during the Xianfeng Period in the Qing Dynasty

"The southern realm of Dali 大理 (region of modern Yunnan) was inhabited by Non-Chinese people that are relatives to the modern Thai and Lao peoples. But their religion was clearly influenced by the northern Mahayana Buddhist architecture. The three pagodas were built between the 7th and 10th century and gave the monastery its name: Santasi "Three Pagoda Monastery" 三塔寺. The tallest pagoda, impressive 69 m high, has 18 stories and has a square basis, reducing the size gradually to the top. The other two pagodas are octogonal and only 43 m tall." -

Dali, China Page
Other names: Ta-li, Chung-ho-chen, Ta-ho, Talifu
World:China:Yunnan Sheng
Lat 25.7000 Long 100.1833

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 8, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 31 Jul 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 Chongsheng monastery, CN.

General location of the Chongsheng monastery, CN.
lat=25.708725 long=100.147236
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=25.708725,100.147236&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Chongsheng-1 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Yunnan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 25.708725 Long 100.147236 - visual identification of the site using - tmciolek, 8 Dec 2009.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0800-32p 0833-66c - tmciolek 13 Jan 2013
  • 0800-32p 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

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 13 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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