Cuiwei monastery, (towards) Huangshan/Tangkou, Anhui, CN

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“Cuiwei Temple is the only temple where monks live in, it beneath the Cuiwei Peak of Huangshan.
In the third year of Zhonghe in Tang Dynasty (883), an ancient Indian monk came to Huangshan from Sichuan. Since he weaved the sackcloth for himself, survived by bracken fern and wild fruit, people called him Sackcloth Monk and built a temple for him which was named "Sackcloth Bodhimandala". In 947, Lijing bestowed it another name "Cuiwei Temple". Around the temple, there are "Sackcloth Cave", "Sackcloth Platform", "Xizhang Spring", "Sackcloth Pagoda" and so on.”

“Set up by Monk Bao Xilei from ancient India in 882 AD (the second year of the Tang Dynasty's Zhonghe Period) was the Verdant Temple. In 947, the fifth year of the Southern Tang Dynasty's Baoda Period, an inscription board granted by the Emperor then began to be suspended in it. “ -

"Middle and three years (883 years) was founded. At that time, Tianzhu (ancient Indian) Mai monks from Sichuan east to Huangshan, in this settlement Jiemao from organizations hemp clothing, digging fern root, collected wild fruits for food, Fuzuo chanting. The local mountain for its cover Temple a "Mai temple. The large five-year (947) Southern Tang Bao Jing Li Chici "the Cuiwei Temple" Temple amount, Temple is also changing its name. Monastery near the "Mai Mai monk hole", "Mai", "pewter staff Springs", "Mai tower". Mai hole is initially living in the cave; Mai Taiwan queue high recite the number of stone; pewter staff Springs pass its pewter staff point Bay Fountain; linen tower is a relic of pagoda. […]
Of Cuiwei Temple built several times to construct a temple has been destroyed, reconstruction under the auspices of the Qing Dynasty had in mind Ven. In 1985, the monastery has a large-scale trimming. The Cuiwei Temple existing Buddhist architecture for a small courtyard before the gate, in the hall, after shag. Which the hall is built in the Qing Dynasty, the Department of the Tang Dynasty style. The rest of the building rebuilt after the reform and opening up. […] Temple Zhou the Cuiwei hole, blue bull Creek, ground water, stone, robes, etc. famous historical site. Another monk Muta 20, older & P tower, the tower main rain peak founder; all kinds of inscription of the Tang, Yuan, Ming and Qing era 20; dozens of collection of Buddhist scriptures. Alms from Burma to one thousand of the Emerald Buddha, a reclining Buddha weighing 15 tons. The temple is also in possession of two of the "Tripitaka", and found the relic.
The Cuiwei Temple is also the Huangshan only monk temples." -

"The temple is about 20 kilometers away from the seat of government of Huangshan District Kom Tong Hall, hardened cement roads and highways Huangshan Scenic Area west gate went up, adjacent to the 218 provincial highway, the traffic is very convenient." [= S218, Huangshan, Anhui, China] -

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 25, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 25 Feb 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Cuiwei monastery, CN.

General location of the Cuiwei monastery, CN.
Lat 30.19911 Long 118.06570
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=30.19911,118.06570&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Cuiwei monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Anhui Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastic cluster's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 30.19911 Long 118.06570 - based on visual identification of a probable monastic structure, some 20 km (counting from the Huangshan town at Lat 30.2727 Long 118.1410) along the provincial highway S218, satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 25 Feb 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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0867-99c - tmciolek 25 Feb 2013
  • 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

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0933-66c - tmciolek 25 Feb 2013

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 25 Feb 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

  • [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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18. Available Printed Literature

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