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Shanghai Confucian Temple, Shanghai
(4.3/5 based on 170 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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  • Adapted from a post on my blog “Shanghai virtually painted by Tan Choon Hong”. Located at Wenmiao Lu the Confucian Temple is dedicated to China’s most revered sage. Founded in 1296 during the Yuan Dyn...  more »
  • It´s a bay of silence in the very crowded city. There are beautiful historical buildings and artefacts. 
  • 很久以前听说要拆,最近去城隍庙一代顺路看了一下原来还保留着。远没有以前那么繁华了,来最多的大概还是为孩子学业操碎心的家长吧