Tanzhe monastery, (near) Tanzhesi, Beijing Shi, CN

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The Tanzhe Temple stands close to the China National Highway 108 in a mountainous area, 45 km to the west of the Beijing. It dates back to the time of Jin dynasty and is around 1600 years old. The temple is believed to have a history which is older than that of the city of Beijing itself. […]
The temple's name has been changed for a number of times. Its current name means 'Dragon Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple' . The name is because of the dragon pool that lies closeby and the mulberry trees that grow in abundance in the surrounding hills.

Located in the western suburb, some 40 km away form downtown Beijing, this scenic tourist spot includes two millennial monasteries, covering a total area of 73 square km. The Tanzhe monastery, built 1500 years ago when Buddhism was first introduced into Beijing, is surrounded by mountains clad with towering, ancient trees and dotted by age-old temples with 75 Buddha towers strewn on the southern mountain slope. The Jietai Monastery has a history of 1300 years […] Tan Zhe and Jie Tai Monasteries Mentougou District Beijing, China.

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 24, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 19 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 Tanhze monastery, CN.

General location of the Tanhze monastery, CN.
lat=39.90489 long=116.0242
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: Beijing Shi

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 39.90489 Long 116.0242 - based on the visual identification of the site in satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 8 Sep 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • The nearby Jietai monastery.

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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0500-32c - tmciolek 19 Jul 2014
0500-32c 0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 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 19 Jul 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • architectural

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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