Chongsheng-2 monastery, (towards) Meicheng, Fujian, CN

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"Xuefeng Chongsheng Temple, in a mountainous area outside Fuzhou […]. I had to take a city bus to the outskirts of town; then flag down an unmarked minibus as it passed by, tell the driver what I wanted, and finally get in for a two-hour ride on a twisty mountain road.
[…] The “Xuefeng” in the temple’s name means “snowy peak,” and it’s clear that this temple spends the winter months locked in white. As for “Chongsheng,” it’s a reference to the “holy man” who founded the temple, Xuefeng Yicun (822-908), whose magnificent barrel-shaped stupa is in a back corner of the main temple grounds.
Aside from its spectacular setting, the temple compound itself is pleasant enough. More interesting were the temple’s fields on the surrounding terrace, and some of the outlying halls and hermits’ huts." -

"Also known as Chong Sheng Temple, the full name of the Xuefeng Chong Sheng Temple, located in Minhou County, northwest of the Xuefeng Phoenix south of the mountain. Tang Xiantong ten year (870) built the existing temple is rebuilt mostly Guangxu years. The main temple building is the gate, Dharma Hall, Main Hall, dining hall. Inside the hall from Myanmar III Tathagata Emerald Buddha. Eighteen different attitude to life. Four old trees, the mountains outside According to legend, the two Department of Min Wang know in the Tang Dynasty monk righteousness endures Flocked thousand years of history; small two Ming Dynasty monks planting ago, five or six centuries. Temple Tibet India Sanskrit Pattra Buddha image, which is quite precious.

Tickets Opening hours: 10 yuan
Yangqiao Road, turn the Hung Gan highway, over Fujian Province to designate the sugar cane town, Xuefeng Village, Baisha Town, Tai Tahu reached." -

Input by: tmciolek Jul 31 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: Jul 31 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-2 monastery, CN.

General location of the Chongsheng-2 monastery, CN.
lat=26.4007 long=119.0427
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=26.4007,119.0427&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Chongsheng-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Fujian Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 26.4007 Long 119.0427 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery photographs, - tmciolek, 31 Jul 2014.

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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Ch'an/Zen

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag: 0867-99c - tmciolek 31 Jul 2014
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 31 Jul 2014

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

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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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]
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