Xianglin monastery, (near) Shaoxing, Zhejiang, CN

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Da Xianglin Scenic Area, located 15 Km southwest to Hutang sub-district, is a great resort of eco-tourism featured in thousand-year-old osmanthus woods and beautiful landscapes. […]
Xianglin Temple
According to the earliest topography Jiatai Kuaiji Topography, Xianglin Temple, aged more than one thousand year, was once called Xianglin House. It was built in Qianyou third year of Han dynasty (950A.D.) and changed its name as Xianglin Temple in Zhiping third year of Song dynasty (1066A.D.). The present temple was repaired in Qianlong year of Qing dynasty, added with a set of rooms at both sides. You should firstly pass the gate though the monastery, and then arrive at the Daxiongbaodian. In Xianglin Temple reserves a bell, a single sonorous stone and a stone tablet, which are very precious. The stone tablet, 2.83 m high and inscribed at both sides, was mounted behind the wall in the second east room. The front side facing the hall was exquisitely inscribed a relief of two dragons and four big characters "重建碑记 ", while the back an article of " 永禁碑记 ", which are still clear and precise. Besides, others are also well preserved as what was recorded on the stone tablets: There is a sea of bamboo in front of Xianglin Temple and pine trees in the back, and more than 100 osmanthus trees grow against the yellow wall perfectly. Furthermore, it is much funnier to visit the temple in the moonlight evening.
Input by: tmciolek Aug 06 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Aug 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 Xianglin monastery, CN.

General location of the Xianglin monastery, CN.
Lat 30.02269 Long 120.40066
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Xianglin monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Zhejiang Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 30.02269 Long 120.40066 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery & Panoramio photographs, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 07 Aug 2014.

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

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10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Mahayana

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0933-66c - tmciolek 06 Aug 2014
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

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 06 Aug 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • Architectural

16. Additional notes

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

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
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