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Mencius Residence and Mencius Temple Scenic Area孟府孟庙景区

345 Reviews
Historical Architecture
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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Zoucheng, Jining, Shandong, China
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Phone: 0537-5232351

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Meng Temple, also known as the arsenic temple, is located in the city of Jining City, Shandong Province, at the place of worship of the warring states period thinker Mencius. It was founded in the Northern Song Dynasty (1037). Meng Temple was originally built in the northeastern part of the city of Song, 13 kilometers from the city of Siji Mountain southwest foot, before Meng Temple Mausoleum. During the Yuan-Feng years of the Northern Song Dynasty, because of the distance from the city, worship and worship, and other inconveniences, and the Temple was built in the east of the city of Song County. Until the Northern Song Xuan and 3 years (1121) restore the Meng Temple in the present site. The existing Meng Temple has been rebuilt many times in the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, and has been rebuilt 38 times. The buildings rebuilt after the earthquake in the Kangxi years in Qing Dynasty were handed down. The Temple is rectangular, five-in-five, north-south 458.5m, east-west 95m. The area is 4.360000 square meters (about 65.4mu). The building group is divided into three roads, east, middle and west, its main building with the sub-temple, north and south for a central axis, left and right for symmetrical arrangement. The courtyard has sub-temple, Qi Temple, Meng Mu Temple, Zhi Yan Hall and other halls 64, stone inscription 350 pieces. In 1988, it was designated as a national important cultural relics protection unit by the State Council.

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Zoucheng is the hometown of Mencius, a great thinker and educator in ancient China. Mencius Temple, also known as Yasheng Temple, is an ancient architectural complex with five courtyards with many temples inside. Yasheng Temple is the main building in the complex. The Mencius Residence is located on the west side of Mencius Temple. Its architectural layout is meticulous and it consists of seven courtyards. The front part of the Mencius Residence is the lobby, the middle is the inner house, the back is the garden and the west side is the “Sanqian Academy” of the Mencius family. There is also the Mencius Forest, also known as the Yasheng Forest, holding over ten thousand ancient trees. It is where Mencius was buried.
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