By accident, I can still encounter such a sparsely populated attraction in Hangzhou on May Day holiday. It is also an accident. Free tickets need to be booked, worship Confucius, pray for school, please incense please wish the card is random how much money, put in the merit box, is also very indifferent to the feeling of fame and fortune. Hope good luck!
Hangzhou Confucian Temple was originally the seat of Lin'an School of the Southern Song Dynasty. It was built in the first year of Emperor Gaozong of the Song Dynasty and Shaoxing. Less traveled, the prosperity of Confucianism never returned. What a pity!
On Monday, I rode to the Confucian Temple full of interest, ready to visit. I was stopped by the staff. I am embarrassed. Today, the museum is closed. This is the consequence of going out without reading the introduction and strategy.
After communicating with the staff, I was allowed to come in and take pictures. Thank you very much for your accommodation.
From the outside, you can see the grandeur of the Confucian Temple, the archway and the forest of steles at the door.
Hangzhou Confucian Temple
Hangzhou Confucius Temple (forest of steles) is located at No. 8, Fuxue Alley, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, at the foot of Wu Mountain on the southeast side of West Lake. It was originally the seat of Lin'an School in the Southern Song Dynasty. It was built in the first year of Emperor Gaozong's Shaoxing year (1131). From then on to the 31st year of Guangxu (1905), after the imperial examination system was abolished, it has been an official school in Hangzhou. In 1979, Zhejiang and Hangzhou municipal governments comprehensively renovated the Confucian Temple, and used a large number of ancient steles collected by the Confucian Temple and the scattered and discovered steles collected over the years to transform the Hangzhou Confucian Temple into the Hangzhou Forest of Steles. The restoration project of the Confucius Temple was completed in 2008 and officially opened to the public on September 28 (the birthday of Confucius). The scale of this reconstruction is more complete, and its layout and architectural style are divided into two areas, east and west, in accordance with traditional patterns, cultural heritage, cultural relics, and Jiangnan garden characteristics. The two areas are coherent and relatively independent.
The west area is the central axis of the Confucian Temple in Hangzhou, with Dacheng Hall as the core, and a balanced, symmetrical, regular and square layout. Entering from the Liaoxing Gate, there are two entries: Liaoxing Gate to Dacheng Gate is the first entry, and Dacheng Gate to Dacheng Hall is the second entry. The original style and features of the Confucian Temple are completely preserved.
The east area is a typical garden-style courtyard in the south of the Yangtze River, with flowers and birds, gurgling water, and various buildings scattered like pearls. The water court is located in the center of the entire courtyard. Buildings such as the Shijing Pavilion, Astrology Pavilion, and Wenchang Pavilion are interspersed in the rockery pool. The long and winding corridors connect them organically. Nearly 500 steles containing profound historical accumulation and rich humanistic connotations are displayed in the pavilions and pavilions, blending with graceful Jiangnan gardens.
Hangzhou Confucian Temple is open for free (closed on Mondays). There are not many tourists, and the courtyard in the east side is very quiet.
The Confucian Temple where the Hangzhou Forest of Steles is stored has been the seat of Hangzhou government from the first year of Shaoxing in the Southern Song Dynasty (1131) to the Qing Dynasty. A large number of steles such as the Southern Song Taixue Stone Scriptures were originally collected. After 1949, relevant departments concentrated and stored the steles newly discovered in urban construction. Covers an area of 3,500 square meters, including a building area of 1,500 square meters. It contains more than 500 stone inscriptions of various types from the Tang to Qing dynasties. The content includes emperor imperial brushes, local historical materials, famous masters’ stickers, portraits of people, astronomical star maps, water conservancy map inscriptions, and Confucianism. Religion, epitaphs, etc., integrate history, art, and science. The forest of steles was built in 1978 and opened to the outside world in 1989. It has now become the largest stone carving museum in Zhejiang Province.
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