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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  • August 14, 2017
    The Shanghai Confucian Temple is one of my favorite places to bring visitors. It is quiet and peaceful, has beautiful rock formations and gardens. We also enjoy the tea tastings of their original heal...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A very famous Temple in Shanghai, so I was very surprised when I walked in there is almost one! Very quiet, beautiful and peaceful place where you can take a break from the crowds. There are several halls where as the exhibits exhibited antique furniture, there is a Hall with stones of whimsical form. I really liked the Pavilion, where a collection of teapots all possible shapes and sizes, there really is something to see. If you wish, and you have the means, you can order a tea ceremony. The main highlight of the temple is a small pond with fish and insanely beautiful gazebo. Entrance for adults only 10 Yuan. This revenge is in no way in its magnificence of popular garden Jujuan, me it even more liked. You can all see, is not pushing in the dense flow of tourists.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The Confucian Temple in Shanghai is definitely worth a visit. In the heart of a residential neighborhood, it can be a little difficult to find. The temple is well maintained with different exhibits th...  more »

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