Qinghua monastery, (near) Laishui, Hebei, CN

Raw data

Also built during the reign of Liao and Jin 金 dynasties in north China, the brick Flower Pagoda (Huata 花塔) of Qinghua Monastery 慶華寺 near Laishui 淶水/Hebei has the typical lingam shape of Indian stupas. The lower octogonal part once contained a Buddha statue, the upper dome-like part is decorated on the outside with blind windows. In every window sat a small Buddha statue symbolizing the manifold appearances of the Enlightened.

Laishui, China Page
Other names: Lai-shui-chen,Lai-shui-ch'eng-kuan,Lai-shui-hsien
World:China:Hebei Sheng
Lat 39.3892 Long 115.7028

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 15, 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 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Qinghua monastery, CN.

General location of the Qinghua monastery, CN.
Lat 39.3892 Long 115.7028
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Hebei Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

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12. Date-intermediate

  • The brick Flower Pagoda (Huata 花塔) of Qinghua Monastery 慶華寺 was built during the reign of Liao and Jin 金 dynasties [Later Jin Dynasty 936–947 CE; Liao Dynasty 907 - 1125 CE tmc] in north China - http://www.numerals.de/Art/Pagodas/pagodas.html

MBM chrono-tag 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p 1100-32p - tmciolek 08 Jul 2014
0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p 1100-32p dated-x

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

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