Wuta monastery, (in) Fuzhou, Fujian, CN

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"Wu Ta (乌塔) "Black Pagoda" (Originally built in 799 AD, rebuilt in 936 AD.) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzhou
[…] The Black Pagoda, so named because it stands on the southern slope of the Black Hill (Wu Shan) or Black Rock Hill (Wu Shi Shan). It is 31 meters in height, also seven_tiered and octagonal, Its formal name was Chong Miao Bao Sheng Jian Lao Ta (Pagoda of Wisdom, Sacredness and Solidity). From either of the twin pagodas one can have a bird's eye view of Fuzhou city."
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 15, 2012

“In the town center, 1.5km/1mi west of Yushan Hill, stands Black Hill (Wushan), […]
On the eastern foothills stands the 35m/115ft high granite-built Black Pagoda (Wuta), dating from the year 941 and so named as a counterpart to the White Pagoda. It stands on the site of a stupa from the Tang period (618-907). In the course of extensive restoration work in 1957 measures were taken to halt the subsidence which had occurred on one side. Near the Black Pagoda can be seen a stele from the Tang era.” - http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/fuzhou-chn-fj-f.htm
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 30, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 Apr 2013

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 Wu Ta monastery, CN.

General location of the Wu Ta monastery, CN.
Lat 26.0805 Long 119.2956
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Fujian Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 26.0805 Long 119.2956 - based on the visual identification of the site in satellite imagery, maps.google.com, tmciolek, 15 Aug 2012.

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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0767-99c - tmciolek 30 Apr 2013
  • 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0933-66c 0967-99p - tmciolek 30 Apr 2013

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

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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