Namtethung Drag Gön monastery, (towards) Qiaotou, Qinghai, CN

Raw data

Namtethung Drag Gön

"…high in the mountains above the Lu clan's dominion in the Datong river valley. It is supposed to be the oldest monastery in the area. […] The small temple, Gada Si in Chinese, was dedicated to Manjushri, as is Wutai Shan." Reestablished as a Sakyapa monastery in 1246. Damaged in 1958. Vajrayana.
Gruschke (2001:23)

Datong is the same as
Qiaotou, China Page
Other names: Ch'iao-t'ou,Ta-t'ung,Ta-t'ung-hsien,Hsiang-shan,Ch'iao-t'ou-chen
World:China:Qinghai Sheng
Latitude 36.9350 Longitude 101.6736

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 9, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 27 Jan 2014

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 Namtethung Drag Gön monastery, CN.

General location of the Namtethung monastery, CN.
lat= 36.9350 long=101.6736
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=36.9350,101.6736&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Namtethung Drag Gön monastery - Gruschke (2001:23)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Qinghai Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Gada Si - Gruschke (2001:23)

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

  • Vajrayana - Gruschke (2001:23)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • 1246 AD - Gruschke (2001:23)

MBM chrono-tag 1167-99p 1200=> - tmciolek 27 Jan 2014
1167-99p 1200=> dated-x

13. Date-late

  • 1958 AD - Gruschke (2001:23)

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)….

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

  • [missing data]

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