Dafo monastery, (in) Guangzhou, Guangdong, CN

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Dafo Temple is another of the four renowned Buddhist temples in Guangzhou. It was originally built during the Southern Han Dynasty, (917-971). It flourished during the Qing Dynasty (1645-1779) when King Shunzi and King Qianlong ruled. It is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in south China.
In September 2000, Dafo Temple founded the first Buddhist public library in Guangdong province. The library is 664 square meters with more than 40,000 books and 8,000 volumes. […] It is a professional Buddhist library and occasionally Buddhist courses are offered for young people, or discussion classes and Zen courses.

Add: No. 21 Huixin Zhong Street Huifu Dong Road in Yuexiu District (near Guangmin square)
Metro: Gongyuan Qian Entrance D. 

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 20, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 22 Jul 2013

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 Dafo monastery, CN.

General location of the Dafo monastery, CN.
Lat 23.12153 Long 113.26796
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2011.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Guangdong Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 23.12153 Long 113.26796, based on the visual identification of the Dafo site in maps and satellite imagery, and Panoramio photographs, maps.google.com, tmciolek, Jul 22, 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

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p - tmciolek 22 Jul 2013
0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 22 Jul 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • architectural

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]

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