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Currently Under Renovation

Even though the inner temple is under renovation the grounds, the old school building and gates are... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2019
Wanderering1
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
Historical temple

Confucius Temple in Tainan was completed in 1665 and is considered one of the most important in... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2019
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

It is the oldest Confucius temple in Taiwan. Located at the middle of the city, the temple owns a large compound. The surrounding was nicely decorated with small structures and ponds.

The temple can be visited together with the old administration buildings of Tainan, the south gate, the art center, and the juridicial museum.

We respect Confucius for his teaching. However, the temple itself, well, is nothing special.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BettyandLingShing
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

Although this oldest temple dedicated to Confucius is still being renovated, you can still see an entry gate, wall decorations (elephant!), and a modern reading sculpture near the onsite bookshop. There are some vending machines next to the bookshop for a cool drink. You can also enjoy the well- maintained gardens and an adjacent chidlren's playground.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

The oldest temple dedicated to Confucius, it also served as the first premier educational institution in Taiwan. It was built in 1665 by Zheng Jing as a center for the Chinese cultural renaissance. Since then it has been restored 16 times.

The temple is set in a garden compound, that is divided by arched gates and corniced walls into a series of courtyards, each with its own halls. Originally, these courtyards served as schools for the branches of classical Chinese studies. Dacheng Hall, the main shrine of the temple, sits in the middle of a granite courtyard. It appeared to be quite simple. But because it is under reconstruction, my spouse and I were unable to enter.

Our private guide then took us around to the right side of the building into two small halls( they looked as if they might have been a series of former classrooms) to see some dusty artifacts. I did not find much of interest here. And because of all the commotion from the laborers, and the machinery, we did not feel comfortable walking around. As such, this stop was total bust.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 25 April 2019 via mobile

It was a nice afternoon visit for us. There were places to sit around and the landscaping was nice. The main temple building was under renovation and entry was restricted so we didn't manage to enter.

There is a small public park adjacent to the temple ground where it could be accessed through the temple's back gate.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank limww
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

We walked a long way here to see this important place and it was closed. Tried to walk around the gardens but heavy machinery made that difficult. Skip this until 2020 when it is estimated they will be done.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Anonymous855
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