Yigemiao [monastery?], (near) Dangchengwan, Gansu, CN

Raw data

"Yigemiao shiku (一个庙石窟) [= lit. "one temple grottoes" - tmciolek] " - http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunhuang-Grotten
Input by: tmciolek, May 3, 2011

"ONE-TEMPLE CAVES form another cave-site in Subei County. Only 2 caves remain in this site. Perhaps initially built during the Northern Dynasties (386-550 AD), these 2 caves contain wall paintings and donors' inscriptions of the Five Dynasties and Song. Visitors' inscriptions of the Republic period (1912-1949) can also be seen on the walls. It seems these 2 caves have been continually used for more one thousand years." Ning Qiang (1997-2000).

“One Temple Grottoes located in Subei Mongolian Autonomous County, Gansu Province, the city about 20 kilometers north of the party Shatt hanging […] ditch in northern cliff. Existing two caves, as things are arranged, connected to the original channel. The west side of the cave by the three parts of the front room, corridor and the main room (after the room). The former room the herringbone top of the hill, the main chamber bucket review top corridor Lu top, there are obvious signs of transformation. The original features horseshoe Buddha bed, now only remnants of the posterior wall of Xumi bouhda. Early frescoes, statues have been destroyed, the surface of modern murals and inscriptions. Grottoes Lotus, floral pattern when the for the Song Dynasty melon Sand the Tsao Guiyijun period dwarfed, three walls of the lower end of the front chamber of the East, West, North Male dependents the portrait and standings title Yongchang County, northwest after more than twenty years the dasi King Court Late Tang Dynasty painting dependents are very similar, and should be the same during the works. So a temple grotto ceiling when the Five Dynasties, the lower limit for the Modern. Second floor terraces northwest not far away from this cave many small mud tower. It is inferred that the land was originally very probably monastery or stupa.”

“In addition to the Mogao Caves, a few other sites of Buddhist caves are located in the Dunhuang region, including the Yulin Caves (42 caves), Eastern Thousand Buddhas Caves (23 caves), and Shuixiakou (8 caves) in Anxi county, the Western Thousand Buddhas Caves (22 caves) in Dunhuang, and the Five-temple Caves (6 caves) and One-temple Cave (2 caves) in Subei county.” - http://www.chinagreattravel.com/dunhuang/art-dunhuang-caves.htm
Input by: tmciolek, Feb 16, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 16 Feb 2013

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 Yigemiao monastery?, CN.

General location of the Yigemiao monastery?, CN.
Lat 39.59998 Long 94.8139
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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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 39.59998 Long 94.8139 - based on visual identification of the site (labelled Yige Temple) in maps, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 3 May 2011.
  • [Perhaps a better set of coords could be Lat 39.60022 Long 94.81334 which are placed next to the three apparent openings to the caves in the cliff - tmciolek, 16 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

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • Perhaps initially built during the Northern Dynasties (386-550 AD) - Ning Qiang (1997-2000)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p - tmciolek 16 Feb 2013
  • 0400-32p 0433-66p 0467-99p 0500-32p 0533-66p 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

  • These 2 caves contain wall paintings and donors' inscriptions of the Five Dynasties and Song - Ning Qiang (1997-2000)

13. Date-late

  • It seems these 2 caves have been continually used for more one thousand years." Ning Qiang (1997-2000).
  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 16 Feb 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • archaeological, stylistical

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data]

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

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