Nanshan-1 monastery, (near) Taihuai, Shanxi, CN

Raw data

"Lying about 2.5km south of Taihuai Town, the Nanshan Monastery (Nanshan si) is a large complex that is in fact two temples combined. The Monastery is found, like much of the mountain's constructions, in quiet forested glades and its best feature is the views that it gives over the Wutaishan valley. Nanshan was built on the slope of a lower section of the Yangbai Mountain. It is composed of altogether seven layers [= terraces - tmc] , each layer a few meters higher than the last. The upper three layers are occupied by the other temple, know as the Youguo Temple (Youguo si), from whose top layer magnificent views of the valley stretch away."

Taihuai, China Page
Other names: T'ai-huai-chen
World:China:Shanxi Sheng
Lat 39.0944 Long 113.5894

Wutaishan, China Page
World:China:Shanxi Sheng
Lat 39.0667 Long 113.5833

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 22, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 12 Jan 2010

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 Nanshan monastery, CN.

General location of the Nanshan-1 monastery, CN.
Lat 38.9825 Long 113.5751
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=38.9825,113.5751&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 38.9825 Long 113.5751 - visual identification on the map, in - tmciolek, 12 Jan 2010.

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

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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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