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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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  • Like all the temples in China aside from being very beautiful one can observe respect for the place, I encourage to ask and could know as the prayers are conducted in these temples. Very interesting
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  • This site was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful traditional buildings and garden areas. The tea intro was very informative as well. The library section was quite interesting. Great gift shop As well. 
  • A tranquil spot not far from the Yu Garden. It was unimpressive on arrival but inside was beautiful.