Ramoche monastery, (in) Lhasa, Xizang, CN

Raw data

Ramoche Temple (Tibetan: ར་མོ་ཆེ་དགོན་པ་; Wylie: Ra-mo-che Dgon-pa; […] Chinese: 小昭寺; pinyin: Xiǎozhāosì) is a Buddhist monastery is considered the most important temple in Lhasa after the Jokhang Temple. Situated in the northwest of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, it is east of the Potala and north of the Jokhang.
29.658611, 91.130278

"Ramoche Temple (Xiao Zhao Si, or Ramoche Monastery) is situated in the northwest of Lhasa, covering a total area of 4,000 square meters. […] The original building complex has a strong Tang architecture influence, for it was first built by Han Chinese architects in the middle of the 7th century (during the Tang dynasty). Tang Princess Wen Cheng took charge of this project and ordered the temple be erected facing east to show her homesickness."

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 15, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 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 Ramoche monastery, CN.

General location of the Ramoche monastery, CN.
lat=29.658611 long=91.130278
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:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • Founded c. 650 CE as a temple. Has started operating as a monastery sometime after Samye, the first Tibetan monastery, has been founded in 779 CE.

MBM chrono-tag 0767-99c - tmciolek 09 Jul 2014
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

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 09 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Archaeological

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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