Qianfodong-2 monastery, (near) Mati, Gansu, CN

Raw data

The Thousand Buddha Caves
Close to Mati Si [can be considered to be a part of the Mati Si complex]
dated to the Tangut empire of Xixia (1032-1226).
Gelugpa monastery.
Gruschke (2001:24-25)
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 8, 2009

Matisi, China Page
Other names: Ma-t'i-ssu
World:China:Gansu Sheng
Lat 38.5286 Long 100.4217

Input by: tmciolek, Apr 8, 2009

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 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Qianfodong monastery, CN.

General location of the Qianfodong monastery, CN.
lat=38.5286 long=100.4217
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Qianfodong-2 monastery - Gruschke (2001:24-25)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Gansu Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • The Thousand Buddha Caves - Gruschke (2001:24-25)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • Mati monastic cluster

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

  • Vajrayana - Gruschke (2001:24-25)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Originally - a multi-denominational Vajrayana, subsequently a Gelugpa - Gruschke (2001:24-25)

11. Date-early

  • dated to the Tangut empire of Xixia (1032-1226 CE) Gruschke (2001:24-25)

MBM chrono-tag 1100-32p - tmciolek 08 Jul 2014
1067-99p 1100-32p 1133-66p dated-x

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeology

16. Additional notes

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

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

  • [missing data]

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