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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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  • Founding of this temple dates to 1034. While the current building, built only in the XIX century. Temple more than 1,500 years been the center of the study of Confucianism. The temple itself is more t...  more »
  • Been there once at day and once at night. Recommended visiting at night because the lights are so beautiful. If you go there after Chinese New Year, you can visit the lantern festival too in Fuzimiao....  more »
  • It is a great shopping experience but watch out for scammers and theifs, they are everywhere! There are great local food with overall a friendly atmosphere.  more »