Guashan Tianning monastery, (near) Tianning/Jiaocheng, Shanxi, CN

Raw data

“Tianning Temple was founded in the Tang Dynasty Dynasty (627 years), created the earliest and largest Buddhist temple in Gua Shan temple. According to legend, the Chinese Buddhist Huayan ancestor method along (also known as Dusun) (557-640) [= Dushun (Chinese: 杜順; pinyin: Tushun; Wade–Giles: Tu-shun) (557–640) -] in the mountain preached a temple, because there are of Taiyuan Jiedushi Li said the couples contributions to the expansion and the Tang Dynasty Huayan giant brake. Ming and Qing Dynasties are building the Temple of Our Lady, Gua Hill College, Zhu Gongci palace pavilion, row upon row of the grand scale of the ancient buildings.”

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 07, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Mar 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 Guashan Tianning monastery, CN.

General location of the Guashan Tianning monastery, CN.
Lat 37.57447 Long 112.12770
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=37.57447,112.12770&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Guashan Tianning Monastery -

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 37.57447 Long 112.12770 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery and Panoramio photographs, - tmciolek, 07 Mar 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 0600-32c - tmciolek 07 Mar 2013
  • 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

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 07 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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