Fiyoaree [monastery?], (on) Fiyoaree Is., Gaafu Dhaalu, MV

Raw data

Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll - Southern Huvadhu Atoll or Gaafu Dhaalu is an administrative district of the Maldives formed by the southwestern section of Huvadhu Atoll.

Fiyoaree or Fiori […] is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.
Archaeology - There are sizeable Buddhist ruins on this island which have been largely unexplored. The most important one is a ruin, probably a large Stupa, measuring about 32 feet in circumference and 3 feet in height is found on the western side of the island.
These archaeological remains have not been properly investigated yet.
Lat 0.223611, Long 73.136111

Maldives - administrative subdivisions
Input by: tmciolek, Sep 18, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Fiyoaree monastery?, MV.

General location of the Fiyoaree monastery?, MV.
Lat 0.223611, Long 73.136111
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20MV)&ll=0.223611,73.136111&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Fiyoaree [monastery?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Maldives:Gaafu Dhaalu, Fiyoaree Island

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • Vajrayana - O'Shea (1998-2009)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66c - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013
  • 1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66c dated-l

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

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. 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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