Sites & cities that bear the name of Shikshin Temple

Shikshin Temple

Today in : China
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 8th century C.E
Recorded names : Yanqi, 焉耆, Shorchuk, Qigexing, Хорчу, Xorqu, 七个星佛寺, 七個星佛寺, Qīgèxīng Fósì, Ming-oi, 明屋, Shikchin, Šikšin, Xikeqin, Xigexing, Šorčuq, Shorchuq, شورچۇق

Description : The Shorchuk or Qigexing Temple (Uighur: Хорчу, romanized: Xorqu; simplified Chinese: 七个星佛寺; traditional Chinese: 七個星佛寺; pinyin: Qīgèxīng Fósì; lit. 'Seven-Stars Buddhist Temple') is a ruined compound of Buddhist sites located about 25–30 km southwest of the town of Karasahr, Yanqi Hui Autonomous County, Xinjiang, China. The site was a major religious center along the northern route of the Silk Road in the second half of the first millennium CE. Another name for the site is Ming-oi (明屋, "The Thousand Houses").

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