Longshan monastery, (in) Anhai, Fujian, CN

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“Long Shan Temple, originally named PuXian Palace, also named Tianzu Temple, was named the name for its location. It lies at the foot of Long Shan, north of XingCuo Village, Anhai Town. It's an old famous temple with a history of more than 1000 years in the south of Quanzhou, […]
Long Shan Temple has a long history and colorful culture, so it is a good place for us to visit. When we enter it, we can see a lot of beautiful scenery and we can have a good knowledge of its religionary cultures. Maybe some old people will tell us some interesting stories about it.
The Jinjiang Longshan Temple is also called as Tianzhu Temple. Situated at the Anhai Xingcuo, it was built up in Sui Dynasty. It is a famous ancient temple in southern Quanzhou. Long Shan Temple has three of fore, middle and rear palaces. These palaces are very high with carved beams and painted rafters. In the middle palace, there is a thousand-hand and thousand-eye Guanyin carved statue. There is a carved discerning eyes in each hand. It is a rare carved treasure in China and the most valuable historic treasure in the Longshan Temple. Longshan Temple was well-known in China and abroad for its burning joss stick. It is the holy site of pilgrims for Chinese from the Taiwan and abroad. It has many offshoots. Only in Taiwan province, there are more than 400 temples named as Longshan temple. [The Taiwanese] Longshan Temple was built in 1738 by Fujianese immigrants as a branch of the original Longshan Temple in Fujian Province. It was started in 1738 and completed in 1740.“ - http://chinauniquetour.com/arts.asp?place=28&id=4692

“"Dragon Temple" in the town of Jinjiang city Anhai, provincial key cultural relics protection units. Founded in Wong Tai Sui period (618-619), first name is Pu Temple, Temple annexation Zhu, Ming and Qing dynasties rebuilt several times. Calendar monastery over a thousand years, far-spread. Taiwan Longshan Temple is more than a dozen, all points from An Haizu Temple furnace.” - http://yizitong.com/china/baike.php?o=龙山寺&l=1

“The […] Temple, also known as Tianzhu Temple, Anhai Town, Jinjiang City, was built in Sui Huang Tai years (618 —- 619), Ming and Qing several times rebuilt.”

Fujian Province: "Longshan Monastery 龍山寺 in Anhai 安海 is famous for a 4 m tall wooden sculpture of a thousand arms" - http://www.numerals.de/Art/Pagodas/pagodas.htmlBodhisattva

Details of the geographical location - http://www.cfguide.com/china/tour/QuanzhouLongshanTemple.htm
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 Longshan monastery, CN.

General location of the Longshan monastery, CN.
Lat 24.72559 Long 118.46138
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Longshan monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Fujian Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 24.72559 Long 118.46138 - based on visual identification of the Jinjiang Longshan Temple site in maps/satellite imagery & Panoramio photographs, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 2 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

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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 0600-32c - tmciolek 2 Apr 2013
  • 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

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 2 Apr 2013

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

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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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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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