Xiao Qian Fo Dong [monastery?], (towards) Guazhou, Gansu, CN

Raw data

"Xiao Qian Fo Dong (“Small Thousand Buddha Caves of Shuixiakou 水峡口”) (水峡口小千佛洞, Shuixiakou Xiao QianFo dong, English. Small Thousand Buddha Caves RK Shuixiakou) - also Shuixiakou Xiadongzi shiku (水峡口下洞子石窟) mentioned"

"SHUIXIAKOU (The Mouth of Water Gorge), also called XIADONGZI (The Lower Caves) is another cave-site in Anxi county. There are 8 caves, 7 on the southern cliff and 1 on the northern cliff of the Yulin River, surviving with wall paintings and painted sculptures. All these caves were built during and after the Five Dynasties (907-959 AD)." Ning Qiang (1997-2000).

Input by: tmciolek, May 3, 2011

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 31 Jul 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Xiao Qian Fo Dong monastery?, CN.

General location of the Xiao Qian Fo Dong monastery?, CN.
Lat 39.8714 Long 95.9843
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Gansu Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 39.8714 Long 95.9843 - based on visual identification of the site (labelled Shuixiakou) in maps, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 3 May 2011.

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

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11. Date-early

  • The caves were built during and after the Five Dynasties (907-959 AD)." Ning Qiang (1997-2000).

MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32p 0933-66p - tmciolek 31 Jul 2014
0600-32p 0933-66p 0667-99p dated-e

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

  • archaeological, stylistical

16. Additional notes

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

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