Dule [monastery?], (in) Jixian, Tianjin, CN

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“The Dule Temple (Chinese: 独乐寺; pinyin: Dúlè Sì; literally "Temple of Solitary Joy"[1]) is a Buddhist temple located in the town of Jixian, in Ji County, under the administration of the city of Tianjin, China. The temple is of historical as well as architectural significance. Its oldest surviving buildings are two timber-frame structures, the front gate and the central hall (pavilion) that houses a colossal clay statue of the goddess Guanyin (Avalokitesvara). Both structures date back to the Liao Dynasty and are among the oldest surviving wooden buildings in China.[2]
[…] The origins of the Dule Temple date back at least to the early Tang Dynasty. However, no buildings from the Tang Dynasty era have survived on the site. The oldest buildings still in existence, the Shan Gate and the Guanyin Pavilion, were constructed during a renovation of the temple in the second year of Tonghe Emperor of the Liao Dynasty (984 AD). […] .[3]40.044167, 117.396667” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dule_Temple

Dule Monastery 獨樂寺 (Song) - http://www.numerals.de/Art/Pagodas/pagodas.html

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 17, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

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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 Dule monastery?, CN.

General location of the Dule monastery?, CN.
Lat 40.04427 Long 117.3969
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Dule monastery(?)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Tianjin Shi

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 40.04427 Long 117.3969 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 17 Feb 2013.

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 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p - tmciolek 12 Dec 2012
  • 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0967-99c - tmciolek 12 Dec 2012

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

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

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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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