Kyzyl Uzen [monastery?], (near) Cholpon Ata, Issyk-Kul Oblasty, KG

Raw data

"Buddhist sites have been found along the Chu River valley at Kyzyl Uzen near modern Cholpon Ata on the north shore of Lake Issyk Kul, […]

Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan Page
Other names: Stanovishche Chalpan-Ata,Chalpan-Ata
World:Kyrgyzstan:Ysyk-Kol Oblasty
Lat 42.6564 Long 77.0822

"Slightly offshore [of Cholpon-Ata - tmc] is the sunken village of Chengu - "red valley" - the capital of the ancient Usun State in the second century B. C. - and as the waters of the lake recede it is thought that the village will soon emerge from the depths. Referred to by early Russian explorers to the region, diving expeditions were undertaken in 1956. The divers found several baked bricks, fragments of ceramic dishes, a piece of ceramic pipe (which suggests a high level of local civilization), bronze arrowheads, iron knives, and the bones of both people and animals."

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 2, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 Sep 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Kyzyl Uzen monastery, KG.

General location of the Kyzyl Uzen monastery, KG.
Lat 42.6564 Long 77.0822
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20KG)&ll=42.6564,77.0822&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Kyrgyzstan:Ysyk-Kol Oblasty

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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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

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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

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

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