Phat Tich monastery, (near) Phat Tich, Bac-Ninh, VN

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"Phat Tich Pagoda, where Buddhist monks were trained in the past, is located on Mount Phat Tich, in Phuong Hoang commune,  Bac Ninh province.
The pagoda, also called Van Phuc Pagoda, was built between the 7th and 10th centuries, and underwent several transformations throughout the years. It was first renovated during the Ly dynasty. In 1057, King Ly Thai Tong  had a tower erected and a golden statue made. Later in the 17th century, the pagoda was enlarged. Unfortunately, the pagoda was ravaged by the war in 1947 and was rebuilt again in a simpler style in 1958. However, since 1991, the pagoda has been reconstructed following ancient architectural designs.
Among the remains of the pagoda is a statue of Lord Buddha. The columns are decorated with intricately carved lotus flowers and various types of traditional musical instruments."
Input by: tmc, Apr 25, 2009

"Phat Tich Pagoda or Van Phuc Tu is located at the foot of Tien Du Mountain in Phat Tich commune, Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province. The pagoda has played a very important role in Vietnam’s Buddhism history. This is the first place in Vietnam which welcomed Indian Buddhism. The pagoda was first built under the Ly Dynasty. It was rebuilt several times and burnt completely in 1947 by French soldiers. The pagoda was re-built in 1954."

Phat Tich, Vietnam Page
Other names: Phật Tích
World:Vietnam:Tinh)) ((Ha Bac
Lat 21.0833 Long 106.0167
Input by: tmc, Jan 4, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 Jan 2013

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 Phat Tich monastery, VN.

General location of the Phat Tich monastery, VN.
lat=21.09530 long=106.026
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20VN)&ll=21.09530,106.026&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Phat Tich monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Vietnam:Ha Bac Tinh

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 21.09530 Long 106.026 - based visual identification of the Phat Tich hill in - tmciolek, 4 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

  • MBM chrono-tag 0867-99c 0900-32p 0933-66p - tmciolek 09 Jan 2013
  • 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99p 1100-32p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • A second stupa at the Phat-tich site was erected "in the reign of King Ly Thanh-tong (1054-1072), the conqueror of Vijaya." - Groslier (1971:94)
  • MBM chrono-tag 1033-66c 1067-99p 1100-32p - tmciolek 09 Jan 2013

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

  • [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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