Dizang monastery, (in) Fuzhou, Fujian, CN

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Dizang Temple (The Temple of Sacrificing Guardian of the Earth, founded in 527 AD.)

"[…] den Ksitigarbha-Tempel im Gebirge Jinji Shan 金鸡山 in Fujian, Provinz Fuzhou, ein nationaler chinesischer Schwerpunkttempel des Buddhismus auf Han-chinesischem Gebiet, siehe Dizang si (Fuzhou)"

"[a] Fuzhou Temple, […], located in Fuzhou Golden Rooster foothills. Fujian famous nuns jungle, Han Buddhism in the country one of the key temples.
To Zang Si [i.e. Dizang Si - tmciolek] is located outside the east gate, Fuzhou Jinjishan. According to legend, the temple was built in the first year of Emperor Wu Chase (AD 527). Formerly known as "Fa Linni Temple, Fujian earliest Buddhist nunnery, later Nisan Temple of waste. Tang Zhaozong dry Ning reign (AD 894), rebuilt. Five Dynasties of Min (AD 936-945) was converted to the Porcelain. Ground Zang Si only Porcelain temples. After the repair and expansion of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, the grand scale. Unfortunately suffered another fire in the temple was destroyed the Temple of waste. To Zang Si [is situated at], Guanxi Mei Street Jinjishan, Jinan District, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Fujian famous temple. Zang Si existing architecture of the King Hall, Main Hall, Mercy House, reception room, Wu Guan Tang Buddhist Church, the Treasury, the abbot room, dormitory, etc. 1983, to Zang Si was designated as the national key temples of the Han areas." - an automated translation from a text in Chinese

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 1, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 16 Jan 2016

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 Dizang monastery, CN.

General location of the Dizang monastery, CN.
Lat 26.0924 Long 119.3194
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Fujian Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 26.0924 Long 119.3194 - based on the visual identification of the site in maps, maps.google.com, tmciolek, 1 Aug 2012.

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: 0500-32c - tmciolek 16 Jan 2016
  • 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 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 16 Jan 2016

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

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)

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