Tiantai Mt. monastic cluster, (near) Tiantai/Chengguan, Zhejiang, CN

Raw data

"Mount Tiantai (Chinese: 天台山; pinyin: Tiāntái Shān; Wade–Giles: T'ien T'ai shan) is in Tiantai County in Zhejiang Province, China, near the city of Taizhou.[1] The mountain was made a national park on 1 August 1988. The Guoqing Temple on the mountain is the headquarters of the Tiantai sect of Buddhism and also a tourist destination. Tiantai Buddhism, named after the mountain, focuses on the Lotus Sūtra. […] 29.178843, 121.042213" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tiantai
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 22, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 06 Mar 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastic cluster in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Tiantai Mt. monastic cluster, CN.

General location of the Tiantai Mt. monastic cluster, CN.
Lat 29.178843 Long 121.042213
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Tiantai Mt. monastic cluster

2. Monastic cluster's modern country & province

  • China:Zhejiang Sheng

3. Monastic cluster's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.178843 Long 121.042213 - based on visual identification of the Mt. Tiantai in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 06 Mar 2013.

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. Monastic cluster's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastic cluster's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0567-99c - tmciolek 06 Mar 2013
  • 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 06 Mar 2013

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]

18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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