Navekat [monastery?], (near) Krasnaya Rechka, Chuy Oblasty, KG

Raw data

The Buddhist complexes […] on the Krasnorechenski site, […] were adorned with … - Pugachenkova and Khakimov (1988:128)

"The second big and important center on the trade route was Navekat (Krasnorechensk settlement). Here also two Buddhist architectural monuments were discovered." - Goryacheva (n.d.)

Krasnaya Rechka, Kyrgyzstan Page
Other names: Krasnorechenskoye
Lat 42.9000 Long 74.9667

"Buddhist sites have been found […] along the Krasnoya River tributary of the Chu River.

"Navikat and the other towns of the Chuy Valley are mentioned by the Chinese pilgrim Hsuan Tsang, who visited the area in around 620 CE. The town of Krasnaya Rechka (Navikat) has long been one of the most important of all the urban settlements in the Chuy Valley and in the Tien-Shan region. Archaeological excavations in and around the town have revealed a Zoroastrian fire altar and grave site in the western suburbs, Nestorian Christian votive stones in the citadel, and two Buddhist temples south of the town walls."

"The irregular mounds and softy eroded clay walls rippling off the valley floor are the remains of the Silk Road City of Navekat, which flourished from the 6th to the 12th centuries. The founders were Sogdians; Navekat means "new city" in Sogdian. Archaeologists have discovered remains of a Buddhist temple, a fortress, a Karakhanid palace complex, and Buddhist as well as Nestorian-Christian cemeteries."  -

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 2, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 29 Jan 2014

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

Location of Navekat monastery, KG.

General location of the Navekat monastery, KG.
Lat 42.9150 Long 75.0090
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20KG)&ll=42.9150,75.0090&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Kyrgyzstan:Chuy Oblasty

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 42.9150 Long 75.0090 - based on the visual identification of ruins of the city of Navikat in satellite imagery, using - tmciolek, 3 Jul 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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p - tmciolek 29 Jan 2014
0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p 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 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1100-32p 1133-66p 1167-99p - tmciolek 29 Jan 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological

16. Additional notes

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

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

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