Dongphu Chukhor monastery, (near) Gongkar, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“Dongphu Chukhor Monastery
The village of Chitosho, which is nearby the monastery, remains its traditional ways of life. […]
Transportations to the village is quite convenient. Gongkar airport is only 23 km from it, and passengers can come and go by the buses running between Tsetang and Lhasa. The monastery is not far away from the south of the main highway—only 5-minutes walk. It is a 11th-century Sakyapa monastery, which has been long forgotten.”

“Preserved in a way that maintains a traditional day-to-day life, the Dongphu Chukhor Monastery is located in Chitosho village. The town is known for its easy, slow pace and is run in a traditional manner. Because of its location and preservation, the town and monastery are quite popular with tourists and tour groups. Inside the monastery is a beautiful painting of the 5th Dalai Lama. The chapel was originally dedicated to the five Dhyani Buddhas and is centered on a statue of Nampa Namse. The upper floor served as an overnight residence in 1959 for the Dalai Lama when he was on his way to exile in India. [For a map of H.H. Dalai Lama's route from Lhasa to India travelled in 1959 see Gyatso (2002:5) - tmciolek]” -

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 08, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 Apr 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 Dongphu Chukhor monastery, CN.

General location of the Dongphu Chukhor monastery, CN.
Lat 29.27655 Long 91.10677
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.27655,91.10677&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dongphu Chukhor monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.27655 Long 91.10677 - based on visual identification of the Dongphu Chukhor site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 09 Apr 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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p - tmciolek 9 Apr 2013
  • 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=>

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 9 Apr 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. 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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