Youguo-2 monastery, (in) Kaifeng, Henan, CN

Raw data

"During Song Dynasty 宋 when Kaifeng 開封/Henan served as imperial capital, there was also the need for religious support for the inhabitants of the capital. The so-called Iron Pagoda (Tieta 鐵塔) of the state protected Youguo Monastery 祐國寺 is coated with brown colored tiles, giving the slim building its name. It is 56 m high and has eleven stories upon the basic entrance room."

Input by: tmciolek, Dec 15, 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 01 Aug 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 Youguo monastery, CN.

General location of the Youguo monastery, CN.
Lat 34.7911 Long 114.3483
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=34.7911,114.3483&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Henan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag: 1033-66p - tmciolek 01 Aug 2014 
1000-32p 1033-66p 1067-99p dated-x

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

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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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