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English: The Chinese Buddhist Monk Faxian (337 – c. 422 CE) - antiquated transliterations of his name include Fa-Hien, Fah-Hian and Fa-hsien - travelled by foot all the way from China to India, visiting many sacred Buddhist sites in what are now Xinjiang, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and between 399 and 412 to acquire Buddhist scriptures. His journey is described in his important travelogue, 'A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Xian of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline'.
Buddhist monk (bhikkhu), historian, pilgrim, and travelogue author along the ancient Silk Road and into India
|Name in native language|
|Date of birth||340 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)|
Xiangyuan County (Later Zhao)
|Date of death||418 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)|
Nanjing (Liu Song dynasty)
|Country of citizenship|
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- Fa Hien at the ruins of Ashoka palace.jpg 1,133 × 1,745; 470 KB
- Faxian statue in Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium Singapore.jpg 567 × 896; 752 KB
- Faxian zhuan.JPG 963 × 1,556; 586 KB