Longxing-2 monastery, (in) Zhengding, Hebei, CN

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The Longxing Monastery or Longxing Temple (Chinese: 隆興寺; pinyin: Lóngxīng Sì) is an ancient Buddhist monastery located near the town of Zhengding in Hebei Province, China, approximately 15 kilometers north of the provincial capital of Shijiazhuang. It has been referred to as the "First Temple south of Beijing". The monastery was first built in 586 AD, during the Sui Dynasty. Its original name was Longcang monastery (Chinese: 龙藏寺; pinyin: Lóngcáng Sì).

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 09, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 16 Sep 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 Longxing-2 monastery, CN.

General location of the Longxing-2 monastery, CN.
Lat 38.1426 Long 114.5764
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Longxing-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Hebei Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 38.1426 Long 114.5764 - based on visual identification of the site in satellite imagery & Panoramio photographs, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 09 Nov 2012..

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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag: 0567-99c - tmciolek 16 Sep 2013
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 1067-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag: 1033-66c 1067-99p - tmciolek 16 Sep 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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  • "A unique piece of wood architecture from the Song Dynasty in the Longxing Monastery is the Pavilion of the Rotating Library, which was restored in the 20th century. The pavilion houses a rotating bookshelf which was formerly used to store holy texts and Buddhist sutras." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longxing_Monastery

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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