Daci monastery, (in) Chengdu, Sichuan, CN

Raw data

"Chengdu Daci Monastery - Known as the Nonpareil Monastery in China, the Daci Monastery in downtown Chengdu was first built during the Wei and Jin dynasties, with its cultural height during the Tang and Song dynasties. Xuan Zang, an eminent Tang dynasty monk, was initiated into monkhood and expounded Buddhism sutras for 4-5years in this temple. During this time, he gave frequent sermons in Daci Monastery."

"Coordinates determined by dharmakaya999 
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ptab=0&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=208808904934564358011.0004a8395c5d508fe2fd3 "

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 12, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 12 Nov 2012

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 Daci monastery, CN.

General location of the Daci monastery, CN.
Lat 30.6569 Long 104.0820
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Sichuan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Nonpareil Monastery

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 30.6569 Long 104.0820 - based on visual identification of the Daci site in satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 12 Nov 2012.

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 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012
  • 0233-66p 0267-99p 0300-32p 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 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 1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • The monastery reached cultural height during the Tang [618 - 907 CE] and Song [960 - 1126 CE] dynasties. Xuan Zang [596 or 602 – 664], an eminent Tang dynasty monk, was initiated into monkhood at this monastery - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengtu.
  • MBM chrono-tag 1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66p - tmciolek 18 Dec 2012

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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