Luohantang monastery, (in) Luohantang, Qinghai, CN

Raw data

“Luohantang (temple)[…] Buddhist temple, lamasery in Luohantang xiang of Guide county, Qinghai“ -

“The Qiang Mu masks of the Nyingma Sect (Red Teaching) have their own features. They are best represented by the Luohantang Temple in Guide County, Jidong Temple in Gonghe County, Langjia Temple in Tongren County, and Qionggong Temple in Jianglong County. Qiang Mu in these temples are diversified, and best known for the death’s head facial makeup. For example, Lianhuasheng Baminghao is the most famous mask dance of the Nyingma Sect. It is shown only in Luohantang Temple. […]” - ; same information in

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 04, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 04 Feb 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Luohantang monastery, CN.

General location of the Luohantang monastery, CN.
Lat 36.11903 Long 101.19917
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=36.11903,101.19917&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Luohantang monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Qinghai Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Most likely it is approx. Lat 36.11903 Long 101.19917 (a building with the golden roof) - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, Less likely it is approx Lat 36.11697 101.19862 (a building with a stupa in the courtyard). NOTE also Lat 36.1306 Long 101.20286 - which is a coodinate for stupa in the field with traces of extensive ruins of buildings (esp. in the NE quadrant of the building plot) with two corner towers, both shaped like stupas. - tmciolek, 04 Feb 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

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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

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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 3]

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