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Confucius Temple

4.4/511,651 Reviews
Temple
Closed Open from 02/19-12/31,10:00am-9:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: Qinhuai River Scenic Area, Qinhuai District, Nanjing
Phone: 025-52209788

About Confucius Temple

The Confucius Temple was originally built in the Song Dynasty to commemorate Confucius. It is located beside Gongyuan Street on the north bank of Qinhuai River. However the temple was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The current temple was rebuilt in 1987 after it was destroyed by Japanese Aggressors during WWII. Currently, the temple is the main scenic spot of the Qinhuai River Scenery. It also includes the China Imperial Examination Museum and Xue Gong (The Imperial Academy). At the Confucius Temple, you can admire a 6 meter high huge portrait of Confucius and 38 mural paintings reflecting the life story of Confucius.
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Getting Around

You can either take subway line 1 and alight at SanShan Station or subway line 3 and alight at Confucian Temple Station.
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Helpful Information

1.There are joss sticks available for sale within the Confucian Temple. Many tourists go to the institution building to sound out the gigantic drum at the Bell and Drum Tower in the hope of achieving academic successes for their children. 2. Night cruise though QinHuai River is perhaps the best way to enjoy the night view of the Confucian Temple.3. As the temple is a popular tourist spot and is also very crowded, you have to watch out for your personal belongings and valuables.
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Special Events

The Confucian Temple, built during the Song Dynasty, is one of the 4 main institutional temples in China. Within the grounds of the temple, there are many artistic performances like Lantern designing, paper-cutting, mini sculpturing and so on. During the Chinese New year, there will be a lantern festival along the QinHuai river, and you can also savor delicacies done in traditional Qinhuai style like the crab shell pancakes, beef skewers and others.
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