Longhua monastery, (in) Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, CN

Raw data

Longhua Monastery 龍華寺 south of Shanghai and was erected during the Song Dynasty, but reconstructed during Qing 清.

The Longhua Temple (Chinese: 龙华寺; pinyin: Lónghúa Sì, literally "Lustre of the Dragon Temple") is a Buddhist Temple dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha located in Shanghai, China. Although most of the present-day buildings date from later reconstructions, the temple preserves the architectural design of a Song Dynasty monastery of the Buddhist Chan sect.
The Longhua Temple is located on the Longhua area (formerly Longhua township) of Shanghai (named after the temple). Its street address is No. 2853 Longhua Road (Longhua Lu).

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 15, 2009

"Long Hua Pagoda 龙华塔 […] sits right next to the Long Hua Temple (龙华寺). They were both built in Song Dynasty(宋朝) more than a thousand years ago. The pagoda is tall and slim. Its height is 40 meters. It is called the crown of the pagodas in Shanghai." - http://www.allaboutsh.com/Attractions/SS_List_CT.php
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 02, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 02 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 Longhua monastery, CN.

General location of the Longhua monastery, CN.
Lat 31.173972, Long 121.4518
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:Shanghai Shi

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 31.173972, Long 121.4518 - based on visual identification of the site in satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek 18 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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0233-66c - tmciolek 2 Apr 2013
  • 0233-66c 0267-99c 0300-32c 0333-66c 0367-99c 0400-32c 0433-66c 0467-99c 0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 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

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 2 Apr 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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