Xianyou monastery, (near) Erqu, Shaanxi, CN

Raw data

"The Sarira Pagoda 法王舍利塔 is located inside Xianyou Temple 仙游寺 on the northern side of Qinling Mountains south of the county town of Zhouzhi, Shaanxi Province. The temple used to be a summer palace of Emperor Wendi of the Sui Dynasty. Between 601 and 604 Sarira Pagoda was constructed to hold Buddhist relics, thus changing the palace into a temple. The extant pagoda is a square, multi-eave, brick structure of seven storeys. Judging from its structure and shape, the pagoda should be a Sui Dynasty relic."

"The Xianyou Temple is located in Zhouzhi County, about 17 km south of Black Shuiyu, known as the Pearl of Heihe. The the Xianyou Temple formerly Sui Dynasty of Xianyou Palace, Emperor Wen Chang here the summer, the Tang Xiantong first year (AD 860) changed to three Temple, the Second Temple existing, separate Heihe two sides."

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 10, 2012

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 Xianyou monastery, CN.

General location of the Xianyou monastery, CN.
Lat 34.0584 Long 108.1957
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Xianyou monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shaanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 34.0584 Long 108.1957 - based on visual identification of the Xianyousi museum site in satellite imagery, maps.google.com. Note that the new Xianyou monastery seems to be relocated to the eastern side of the river. - tmciolek, date.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32c - tmciolek 30 Jul 2014
MBM chrono-tag: 0833-66c - tmciolek 30 Jul 2014

13. Date-late

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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