Shanghai Confucian Temple, Shanghai

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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Shanghai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The temple not one of the top attractions in Shanghai, is very nice and is well worth a visit. Easy to reach it by train (line 8 or 10, West, exit 7 and then a few meters walk). The plant is not very broad, but beautifully created, quite calmly and in an hour good to explore. Tickets cost 10 RMB. There are also tea, books, porcelain and souvenirs to buy, however, which are totally overpriced. Some things can be seen as a small donation to the temple, I would leave but because larger purchases. The area around it has something of the old Shanghai, it is so worth to run and even outside the temple along
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  • under uneskovom is, to the best grades, do not miss the tour at all, must be sure to visit the
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  • Shanghai Confucian Temple - Very serene temple that i would suggest you to go. idea time would be evening.  more »
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