Xiangfu-2 monastery, (towards) Huangshan/Tangkou, Anhui, CN

Raw data

“Buddhism was introduced into Mt. Huangshan about the Yuanja period of the Southern Dynasty (424 ~ 453 AD.). Through the ages, nearly a hundred temples were orderly established in most beautiful sites here. Among them more than ten were granted or inscribed by emperors. […] The Xiangfu Temple, the Verdant Temple [= Cuiwei - tmciolek], the Benevolent-Light Temple [aka. Fahai or Ciguang; est. during the Ming Dynasty - tmciolek] and the Alms-Bowl-Throwing Meditation Temple are the Four Jungles [sic] of Mt. Huangshan. […] “ - http://www.huangshanguide.com/english/Temples.htm

“Huang Mountains Encyclopaedia Britannica Article […]
The range takes its name from its most famous peak, Mount Huang, which is renowned for its magnificent scenery. Known in ancient times as Mount I, Mount Huang received its present name in AD 747. It was the retreat of the Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist master Chih-man, who founded a temple that later became famous as the Hsiang-fu Monastery. “ - http://www.enwiki.net/wiki/eb/29205/
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 25, 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 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Xiangfu-2 monastery, CN.

General location of the Xiangfu-2 monastery, CN.
Lat 30.0606 Long 118.1600
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Xiangfu-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Anhui Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastic cluster's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 30.0606 Long 118.1600 - http://www.fallingrain.com/world/CH/01/Huangshan4.html (these coordinates assume that the elusive Xianhfu monastery is somewhere within the 20km radius from the coordinates of the town Huangshan / Tangkou / Tangkouzhen - 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

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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

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16. Additional notes

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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