Tsal Yang-dgon monastery, (near) Lhasa, Xizang, CN

Raw data

“Tshal Gung-thang was founded by Zhang G.yu-brag-pa (1123-1193) in the year 1187. The nearby Tshal Yang-dgon monastery he had already founded in 1175 (the Yang-dgon is still locatable in a village on the opposite side of the highway, closer to the Skyid-chu River). ”

Tsel Yanggon Monastery (Tshal Yang-dgon grva-tshang) - http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/e-books/unpublished_manuscripts/survey_tibetan_history/chapter_2.html

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 11, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 11 Mar 2013

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

Location of Tsal Yang-dgon monastery, CN.

General location of the Tsal Yang-dgon monastery, CN.
Lat 29.65219 Long 91.20523
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Tsal Guthang monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.65219 Long 91.20523 - based on possible visual identification of the ruins of the Tsal Yang-dgon site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 11 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. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 1167-99c - tmciolek 11 Mar 2013
  • 1167-99c 1200=> dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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