Yunhuang monastery, (near) Tashanxia, Zhejiang, CN

Raw data

Shuang-lin monastery, Che-kiang province, CN. Mahayana. Was active c. 750 AD onwards. Src: Thich Thien-An (1975:53)

"Yunhuangshan Moutain is located in Tashan Villiage, Yinan [Industrial Area in Yiwu - tmciolek]".

"Yiwu Shuanglin Scenic Zone - Located in Yunhuang Mountain of Tashan County, the scenic zone boasts two ancient temples of a thousand years old—Shuanglin Temple and Yunhuang Temple. […]"

"In June, 1994, Yiwu municipal government decided to renovate Shuanglin Temple and explore tourism resources.
After 4 years’ effort, in the year of 1997, Daxiong Temple, 1.6 meters higher than Linying Temple in Hangzhou, towered in Yunhuang Mountain. […] Behind the temple, Fudashi Dagoba [=stupa] on the top of Yunhuang Mountain soars into air. Legend says that when Fudashi got the doctrine in Shuanglin Temple, he built 3 rooms in the valley as his cultivating place and named it Yunhuang Temple. Part of his ashes was buried in this tower. Scenery beside the tower is magnificent, with pines, bamboos, and temples; far beyond are paths, ponds, villages—-all with amenity and sentiment."

Yiwu, China Page
Other names: I-wu,Choucheng,Yiwuhsien,I-wu-hsien
World:China:Zhejiang Sheng
Lat 29.3086 Long 120.0697

Tashanxia, China Page
World:China:Zhejiang Sheng
Latitude 29.2050 Longitude 120.0622
Input by: tmciolek, 20 Feb 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 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Yunhuang monastery, CN.

General location of the Yunhuang monastery, CN.
Lat 29.205 Long 120.0665
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=29.205,120.0665&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Yunhuang monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Zhejiang Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 29.205 Long 120.0665 - est. from approx position of Shuanglin-1 monastery and terrain - tmciolek, 14 Dec 2009.

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

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • Shuang-lin monastery was active from c. 750 AD onwards - Thich Thien-An (1975:53)

MBM chrono-tag: 0733-66c - tmciolek 01 Aug 2014
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

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 01 Aug 2014

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

  • [missing data]

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