Xiangguo monastery, (in) Kaifeng, Hennan, CN

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"Xiangguo Monastery is located on Ziyou Lu Rd and was first built in 555. The Hall of Heavenly King, the Mahavira Hall, the Octagonal Glazed-Tile Hall, and the Scripture Preserving Hall are all structures of the Qing Dynasty. In the Octagonal Hall, you'll flnd a wooden statue of Avalokitesvara with four faces and one thousand hands and eyes. The 5-meter-high statue weighs 4 tons and is gilded all over, and it was carved from a thousand year old gingko in the time of Qianiong. In the Bell Tower, there is a giant bronze bell that was made during the Qing Dynasty. It is 3 meters high and weighs 5 tons. When it is striked, the bell can be heard all over the town. It is one of many attractions in Kaifeng."

Kaifeng, China Page
Other names: Kai-fêng Fu,K'ai-feng-shih,K'ai-feng-hsien,Kai-feng Fu
World:China:Henan Sheng
Lat 34.7911 Long 114.3483

Jinhua Chen. 2005. Images, Legends, Politics, and the Origin of the Great Xiangguo Monastery in Kaifeng: A Case-Study of the Formation and Transformation of Buddhist Sacred Sites in Medieval China. Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 125, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 2005), pp. 353-378. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20064373

Input by: tmciolek, Aug 17, 2009

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 Xiangguo monastery, CN.

General location of the Xiangguo monastery, CN.
lat=34.7911 long=114.3535
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Henan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.7911 Long 114.3535 - visual identification of the monastery in maps.google.com - tmc, 6 Jan 2010.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag: 0533-66c - tmciolek 30 Jul 2014
0533-66c 0567-99c 0600-32c 0633-66c 0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

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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