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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. Plan to see Shanghai Confucian Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Shanghai trip generator.
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  • this is school of chinese philosophers and I recommand to visit all Confucian temples around China..  more »
  • Lovely place to visit, so peaceful, we need a bit more time to take it all in, but again our Guide (not from Temple) was late in getting us there, so we only had 45 minutes, bit rushed, would love to ...  more »
  • Tucked away in a standard Shanghai neighborhood you will find this gem. Wonderful art and architecture every where. The tea class is also very informative.  more »