Klukang monastery, (in) Lhasa, Xizang, CN

Raw data

Lhasa, China Page
Other names: Lhassa,La-sa,Lhasa Shi,La-sa-shih
World:China:Xizang Zizhiqu
Lat 29.6500 Long 91.1000

Klukang Monastery
[…] is located in the heart of Lhasa and 500 meters north of the Jokhang Monastery. It was built in 647 and its construction was completed at the same time with the Jokhang Monastery. Facing the east, it covers an area of 4,000 square meters. It is mainly composed of the courtyard in the front part, the sacred halls and archways in the rear section and a corridor for turning prayer whell and other buildings.

Klukang Monastery- Gelugpa

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 15, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 20 Jan 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 Klukang monastery, CN.

General location of the Klukang monastery, CN.
Lat 29.6595 Long 91.132
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 29.6595 Long 91.132 - visual indentification of the site in maps.google.com - tmciolek, 15 Dec 2009

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

  • Founded c. 647 CE as a temple. Started operating as a monastery sometime after Samye, the first Tibetan monastery has been founded in 779 CE.
  • MBM chrono-tag: 0633-66c - tmciolek 20 Jan 2013
  • 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

  • In existence in the 2000s
  • > * MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 20 Jan 2013

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]

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