Qianfo monastery, (in) Jinan, Shandong, CN

Raw data

"Thousand Buddha Mountain […] a hill located southeast of the city of Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, China. It is renowned for its numerous Buddha images which have been carved out of the hill's rock faces or free-standing structures erect since the times of the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and its Xingguochan Temple. […]
Buddhism became popular in the Jinan area during the reign of Emperor Wen, the founder of the Sui Dynasty. With Buddhism, monks came to area and chiseled Buddha statues out of the flanks of the hill, which was originally called Miji Hill or Li Hill. A temple, called the Thousand Buddha Temple (Qianfosi) was founded at the foot of the hill. Eventually, the hill was renamed after the temple into "Thousand Buddha Mountain". One of the old names, Li Hill (Li Shan), survives in the name of Lishan Road, the major avenue which runs through Jinan towards the Thousand Buddha Mountain in north-south direction."

Input by: tmciolek, Jun 16, 2011

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Jul 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 Qianfo monastery, CN.

General location of the Qianfo monastery, CN.
Lat 36.64090 Long 117.0352
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2011.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China: Shandong Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 36.64090 Long 117.0352 - based on visual identification of the overall site in maps and satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 31 Aug 2013.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0567-99p 0600-32p - tmciolek 08 Jul 2014
0567-99p 0600-32p 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-ex

12. Date-intermediate

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

13. Date-late

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • architectural

16. Additional notes

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

  • [missing data]

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