Gyengong monastery, (near) Shigatse, Xizang, CN

Raw data

Lotön Dorje Wangchuk founded Gyengong (997) in the Nyang-rong area, close to the eventual site of Shalu. pp 97

“World > Asia > Greater Himalayas & Tibetan Plateau > China > Tibet Autonomous Region > Zhikatsé > Zhikatsé > Gyengong
Sect: Kadam (997-1350); Buluk (1350)
Latitude: 29.133333; Longitude: 88.983333” -

“We travel [from Shigatse] towards Shalu., retracing part of the road which we had travelled yesterday, […]
Five kilometres before Shalu we discover on the right side a Tibetan house called Gyengong Lhakang which is being rebuilt.” -

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 22, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 22 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 Gyengong monastery, CN.

General location of the Gyengong monastery, CN.
Lat 29.13637 Long 88.99304
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.13637,88.99304&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Gyengong monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.13637 Long 88.99304 - based on visual identification of the Gyengong site (notwithstanding a Panoramio photograph refering to it as the Shalu G.(ompa)) in maps/satellite imagery, . This site, corroborated by a travel described in, is approx. 1 km east of an empty spot in a middle of an empty field suggested by the coords Lat 29.133333; Longitude: 88.983333 in - tmciolek, 22 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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0967-99c - tmciolek 22 Mar 2013
  • 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 22 Mar 2013

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

  • [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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