Khiva [monastery?], (in) Khiva, Xorazm Viloyati, UZ

Raw data

“Much attention has been given to how far west Buddhism extended in ancient times. The most westerly Buddhist monument that can be is the foundations of a large stupa in the south east corner of the ancient citadel of Khiva in Turkmenistan. Small communities of Buddhists may have existed beyond this but if they did they would have been insignificant, isolated and exceptional. We can say therefor[e] that the outer edge of Buddhism in the west was what is now eastern Iran.”. - Dhammika (2008).

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 05, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 05 Apr 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 Khiva monastery?, UZ.

General location of the Khiva monastery?, UZ.
Lat 41.37847 Long 60.35812
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20UZ)&ll=0.1,0.0&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Khiva monastery?

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Uzbekistan:Xorazm Viloyati

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 41.37847 Long 60.35812 - based on visual identification of the SE section of the citadel (Kunya-Ark in Itchan Kala, Khiva) in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 05 Apr 2013.

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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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

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. 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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