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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Shanghai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Highly recommended to go during weekdays or non public holidays to avoid the crowd. It's a lovely, neat and serene Confucian temple. It's hidden in residential areas so you need to look for it. 10 RMB...  more »
  • I walked there alone in the small Streets. The temple is located in an old burrough of the city. It is a nice temple, very peaceful, and not so crowded. It is also nice to experiment a private tea cer...  more »
  • Temple in good conservation with many buildings and decorations (statues, basins) a quiet haven. Possibility to be accompanied by a guide.
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