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Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao), Nanjing

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Used as a holy site dedicated to one of most prominent philosophers in the world, Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao) also represents a widely popular tourist attraction and a monument to China's cultural heritage. Constructed in 1034 during the Song dynasty, the temple complex suffered repeated damage throughout history, but it was persistently rebuilt and expanded in the architectural style of Ming and Qing dynasties. Inside the temple, explore many points of interest, such as the inner hall, a collection of panels depicting the life of Confucius, and a bronze statue made in his image. The site also contains shops, snack bars, tea cafes, and restaurants, so you can rest and taste fine local dishes. Use our Nanjing itinerary planner to visit Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao) on your trip to Nanjing, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is located along the Qinhuai River of Nanjing and is said to be the ancient city centre of Nanjing. It has a small temple commemorating Confucius and many shops selling food and souvenirs. At nig...  more »
  • I was there three times. I had a chance to visit the temple, it was OK. The area itself is very crowded and a lot to see. You may spend all day. You may have a boat trip and shopping. A few museums in...  more »
  • very nice but very very crowdy. Good to walk around, get a boat tour and find food in the many many restaurants around  more »