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Shanghai Confucian Temple, Shanghai

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Religious Site
A serene spot in the middle of a busy city, Shanghai Confucian Temple brings you closer to the founder of Confucianism and his teachings. Dedicated to the ancient Chinese philosopher and educator, the temple was built in the late 14th century and served as one of Shanghai's major learning establishments for a long time. The vast complex features three courtyards, 28 buildings, numerous stone carvings, stone arches, and drum towers. Once you've entered, cross the bridge over a little pond, paying attention to the decorations in the form of lion and dragon heads. A bronze statue of Confucius holding a sword greets visitors from the front door of the main hall, with a golden statue of the great teacher and his two disciples aside him in the center of the hall. Take a moment to admire the huge bell, adorned with dragon patterns and 24 carriages depicting Confucius' journey. Plan to see Shanghai Confucian Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Shanghai trip generator.
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  • Classic Temple easily accessible from exit laoximen underground. Now little remains of the original structure if the architecture and interiors. Interesting to visit during Chinese holidays. Entrance to 10rmb
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  • We headed here after a busy day of sightseeing at a watertown. If I'm not mistaken I don't think there was an admission charge. The buildings were very interesting and we were provided with a local gu...  more »
  • Unfortunately, we reached the temple before 9pm and it was already closed. Main entrance looks really nice, there is also short info about the complex in front of it. It stands in the middle of the ol...  more »