Kaiyuan-5 monastery, (near) Shunyi, Beijing Shi, CN

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"Kaiyuan Temple, which locates in Shunyi District at the suburb of Beijing, was a famous Buddhist temple. In China, there are more than ten temples distributed in the vast land that named Kaiyuan. According to the historical material, in 738 AD—-the Kaiyuan period of the Tang dynasty, emperor Xuanzong ordered to build or rebuild a temple and named Kaiyuan in each state, which was used to hold important Buddhist fairs or ceremonies to celebrate Xuanzongs birthday. Nowadays, besides the Kaiyuan temple in Shunyi, we could still find the Kaiyuan temple in Quanzhou, Zhengding, Chaozhou, Taiwan, Fujian, Nanchang and some other places.
Kaiyuan Temple in Shunyi was called Kaiyuan Wanshou Buddhist Temple in Yuan dynasty and has changed to Kaiyuan Zhenguo Buddhist Temple in Ming dynasty."

"Shunyi Kaiyuan Temple is listed as cis Chau Hakkei - the Longquan smoke Temple. Located in Renhe Road, changed to a primary school in the 48 years or so, and is said to be repaired. Kaiyuan Temple is currently only one main building and a small courtyard. " (23 Sep 2012  A DaoDao Member) http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g294212-d1865058-Reviews-Kaiyuan_Temple_of_Shunyi-Beijing.html

"Shunyi Kaiyuan Temple is a famous Buddhist temple built in the Emperor Xuanzong Kaiyuan 20 years (738). Feng Zhao election when the country's top ten gun dasi are "Kaiyuan" name of the temple that is one of the construction. Yuan said the Kaiyuan Temple Kaiyuan the Wanshou Monastery Ming Dynasty renamed from the Kaiyuan town country Monastery since. The Kaiyuan Temple experience on behalf of the construction with the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing architectural style and artistic features. Kaiyuan Temple is located in Shunyi District, Beijing Kaiyuan Road solemn spectacular scale." (automated translation) -

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 10, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 20 May 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Kaiyuan-5 monastery, CN.

General location of the Kaiyuan-5 monastery, CN.
Lat 40.1250 Long 116.6453
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kaiyuan-5 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Beijing Shi

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0733-66c - tmciolek 20 May 2013
  • 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

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 20 May 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

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17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Available Printed Literature

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