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Shanghai Confucian Temple, Shanghai

(4.4/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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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  • Great temple, very nice staff, and you can buy really nice tea here. They speak English very well. The temple itself is well maintained, and worth a visit. It has a nice garden as well. The tea ceremo...  more »
  • 100% recommended, you have to like climbing stairs, there are many nature that you can appreciate and is nicely supplemented the "Temple" concept that is difficult to find it in Shanghai.
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  • We went to see the used book market and ended up with two enjoyable parts in one visit. We took the metro and walked to the temple following the phone map app, which took us through the older surround...  more »