Zumala [monastery?], (near) Termiz, Surxondaryo Viloyati, UZ

Raw data

ZORMALA. Structure: stupa. Location: Surkhan Darya region, Uzbekistan. Mentioned in: Berzin (1994-2006). Investigated (so far fruitlessly) by: tmciolek, 25 Nov 2010.
Input by: tmciolek, Nov 25, 2010

"Buddhist Stupa of Zumala is an archeological monument of Termez dated back to the renaissance [=birth] of Kindom of Kushan [Kushan Empire 30 CE – 375 CE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushan_Empire].” - http://www.uzbooking.com/uzbekistan/termez/

“The Zumala Tower, built by Buddhist monks and standing 16 meters, is the oldest construction left in Uzbekistan.” - http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/10/18/termez-uzbekistan-an-architectural-wonderland.html

“Day 11: Termez - […] Arrival. Check in to the hotel. Lunch. City tour: Archeological museum, Fayaztepa (an archeological site of 2-3rd c.), mausoleum of Hakim At Termezi (9-15th c.), Buddist Stupa Zumala (7km), mausoleum of Sultan Saodat (10-15th c.), Hanakah Kokaldar Ata (16th c.), Kirk kiz nunnery. Dinner. Overnight in Termez.” - http://www.tourtravelworld.com/packages/discovery-tour-of-uzbekistan-3173.html
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 05, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Apr 2013

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 Zumala monastery, UZ.

General location of the Zumala monastery, UZ.
Lat 37.33878 Long 67.37619
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Uzbekistan: Surxondaryo Viloyati

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 37.33878 Long 67.37619 - based on visual identification of the likely ruins 1.5 km W of the Surhandarya river & some 12 km NE of the centre of Termez in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com . The ruins resemble those - tmciolek, 07 Apr 2013.

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

  • MBM chrono-tag <=0200 - tmciolek 07 Apr 2013
  • <=0200 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

  • Archeological

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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18. Available Printed Literature

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