Xiangfu-1 monastery, (in) Wuxi, Jiangsu, CN

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“Located in the Maji Mountain area, the Lingshan Grand Buddha is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, together with the nearby historic Xiangfu Temple, a thousand-year old Buddhism temple. With more than 80 meter high, the Grand Buddha is a bronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha and was built at the end of 1996. […] Standing solemnly at the site of famous Tang Dynasty Xiangfu Temple, the Grand Buddha is pleasing to tourists […]” - http://www.shanghaifocus.com/lingshan-grand-buddha

"Chinese Name: 祥符禅寺 [Xiangfu Temple] Address:Lingshan Lu, Mashan District, Wuxi
Contact:0510-85682137 (Tel). One of the five major Buddhist temples in China, Xiangfu is home to the Faxiang sect of Chinese Buddhism. “ - http://old.echinacities.com/wuxi/listing/xiangfu-temple.html

“Lingshan Grand Buddha is the spiritual point of Lingshan Grand Buddha Site, which stands on the south side of Lesser Lingshan region, Mashan Mountain, is one of the land marks in Wuxi. During the Tang Dynasty, the famous Buddhism temple Xiangfu Temple once be built on the very place the Buddha locates, to protect the relic and promote the culture, people set up this magnificent 88-meter-high statue of Sakyamuni sits right after the rebuilt temple.”

Input by: tmciolek, Feb 24, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 25 Feb 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 Xiangfu-1 monastery, CN.

General location of the Xiangfu-1 monastery, CN.
Lat 31.43169 Long 120.09180
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Xiangfu-1 monastery
  • Xiangfu (祥符寺) monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Jiangsu Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 31.43169 Long 120.09180 based on visual identification of the site of Lingshan Grand Buddha satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 25 Feb 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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p - tmciolek 25 Feb 2013
  • 0900-32p 0933-66p 0967-99p 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 25 Feb 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

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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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