Shaty [monastery?], (near) Tyup, Issyk-Kul Oblasty, KG

Raw data

"The Tyup's territory, which is located along the Great Silk Road, [… has] a small park with balbals [stone statues with human faces - tmc] and stone millstones in the village of Shaty, where there is a small stone with a picture of an open palmed hand - a fragment of a much larger image. Japanese tourists believe this to be a Buddhist monument. Being that the sculpture is not very large, and because there are many millstones for flour and ore, experts believe this to be evidence of an ancient settlement of Buddhist monks."

Shaty, Kyrgyzstan Page
Lat 42.7667 Long 78.3667

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 3, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 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 Shaty monastery, KG.

General location of the Shaty monastery, KG.
Lat 42.7667 Long 78.3667
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2010.

Google Map link:,%20KG)&ll=42.7667,78.3667&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Shaty [monastery?]

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Kyrgyzstan:Issyk-Kul Oblasty

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

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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

  • 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

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