Ratö monastery, (near) Nyetang, Xizang, CN

Raw data

Ratö Gompa (Ratö )
Main building of the large monastery complex.
World / China / Xizang / Lasa
Coordinates: 29°31'58"N   90°54'59"E

Village (chin.: Redui cun) in Qüxü county.
Within the village is Ratö monastery. This monastery was founded in the late 11th century by Takshang. It once housed 400 monks. Now it belongs to the Gelugpa and has 50 monks […]
Coordinates: 29°31'58"N   90°55'0"E

Note: Not to be confused with the Rato Dratsang, a 14th century “a scholastic monastery of over four hundred residents” situated just outside Lhasa (for details of Rato Dratsang monastic university see http://www.ratodratsangfoundation.org/about.html).

Rato - Lat 29.528 Long 90.910 - http://www.colorado.edu/APS/landscapes/tibet/inventory.htm#central

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 19, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 19 Jan 2013

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 Ratö monastery, CN.

General location of the Ratö monastery, CN.
Lat 29.53515 Long 90.91757
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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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

  • Approx. Lat 29.53515 Long 90.91757 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 19 Jan 2013.

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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1067-99p - tmciolek 19 Jan 2013
  • 1067-99p 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 19 Jan 2013

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

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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