Nengren-1 monastery, (in) Jiujiang, Jiangxi, CN

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"Nengren Temple is located in the centre of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province. It was first built in the Southern Dynasty (420-589), and went through many changes and repairs through the following dynasties. Most of the present structures in this temple were repaired or built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple covers an area of 3,000 square meters (about 0.74 acre) and is the largest historical structure in Jiujiang City.

Nengren Temple is one of the major protected temples in China. The design of this temple is characteristic of Chinese architecture: natural, elegant and spectacular. Visitors can find grand halls and statues of Buddha, guardians, warriors, as well as relics and scriptures of Buddhism. This temple boasts eight charming sites: Great Victory Pagoda, Stone Boat, Iron Buddha, Twin Sun Bridge, Yuchuanshi, Hui'er Spring, Icy Hill and Snow Cave.

Great Victory Pagoda, built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), underwent repairs in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties. This pagoda, with its west-facing gate, is a 7-storied hexagonal structure made of bricks and stones. It is 43 meters (about 141 feet) high. From the second story on, there is a door on each side of the hexagon. Inside the pagoda, there is a brick staircase that goes to the top, where visitors can enjoy an overview of all the beautiful sceneries of Jiujiang City. This staircase is the only one of its kind remaining in China." -

Input by: tmciolek Aug 07 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Aug 2014

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 Nengren-1 monastery, CN.

General location of the Nengren-1 monastery, CN.
Lat 29.72464 Long 115.99080
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.72464,115.99080&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Nengren-1 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China: Jiangxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.72464 Long 115.99080 - based on visual identification of the Great Victory Pagoda in maps/satellite imagery & Panoramio photographs, - tmciolek, 08 Aug 2014.

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 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 0567-99p - tmciolek 08 Aug 2014
0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 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 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 08 Aug 2014

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. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
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