Yima monastery, (near) Kangmar, Xizang, CN

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“Yima Monastery is located in Kangma County, Shigatse, at the foot of Yima Mountain in the north of Salu Village, Mada County, 12 km away from the southwest of Kangma County, and was built in 822. The monastery faces the east, encircled by double-layer fencing walls, with 108 small pagodas in the center, and its relief art has high research value. Yima Monastery has 3 halls, the middle hall enshrines 7 clay figures of Sakyamuni, Amitayus Buddha, etc.; the southern hall enshrines 11 clay figures of Buddha and 2 guardians; the walls of the northern hall have the figures of various demons and beasts, etc. “

“Yima Temple Reviews - Kangmar County, Tibet Attractions …
Salu Village, Mada Country, Kangmar County 857500, China

“Kangmar Town (Chinese: 康马镇) is a town in the Kangmar County of the Shigatse Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, at an elevation of 5,358 m (17,581 ft). It lies very close to the border with Bhutan. […]” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangmar_Town

Input by: tmciolek, Jan 30, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 30 Jan 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 Yima monastery, CN.

General location of the Yima monastery, CN.
Lat 28.45916 Long 89.61492
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Xizang Zizhiqu

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 28.45916 Long 89.61492 - based on visual identification of the site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 30 Jan 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

  • Vajrayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0800-32c - tmciolek 30 Jan 2013
  • 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

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 30 Jan 2013

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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