Wugemiao [monastery?], (near) Dangchengwan, Gansu, CN

Raw data

"Wugemiao Grotto - Type: Caverns/ Caves, Monuments/ Statues
20 Km Northwest of the County Subei County 736300 China"

"Subei Wugemiao shiku (肃北五个庙石窟)"

Dangchengwan, China Page
Other names: Su-pei,Subei,Subey,Tang-ch’eng-wan,Tang-ch'eng-wan,Su-pei-meng-tsu-tzu-chih-hsien
World:China:Gansu Sheng
Lat 39.6000 Long 94.9667
Altitude (feet) 8106

"FIVE-TEMPLE CAVES are located in Subei County south to Dunhuang. More than 20 caves survive in this site, but only 6 of them contain paintings or/and sculptures. Stylistically, these caves belong to the system of the Dunhuang caves. Since these caves are located relatively far away from Dunhuang, their patrons and functions may differ from that of the Mogao caves." Ning Qiang (1997-2000).
Input by: tmciolek, May 3, 2011

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 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 Wugemiao monastery?, CN.

General location of the Wugemiao monastery?, CN.
39.6509 Long 94.7816
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Gansu Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 39.6509 Long 94.7816 - based on visual identification of the site in maps, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 3 May 2011.

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

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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, stylistical

16. Additional notes

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

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