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Confucius Temple Cultural Park(孔廟文化園區)

Traveler rating:4 616 Reviews

Wednesday:08:30 – 17:30

4.4

Updated:2018-12-13

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Introduce

The “Premier Academy of Taiwan” (全台首學) has more than three hundred years of history as a Confucian temple, and it would be safe to say that this place is the heart of Tainan as an ancient capital of culture. The seemingly impenetrable red wall which stretches along Nanmen Road (南門路) is of sacred appearance in the sunlight, and embodies the unique charm of the ancient city of Tainan, which has this historical Confucian temple sitting at its heart. Linking together old blocks and historic sites such as the Great South Gate (大南門), Fuzhong Street (府中街) and the Koxinga Shrine (延平郡王祠,) the streets and alleys around it have an ancient air. Every year on September 28th by 5am, before the break of dawn, the main hall will long have become full of people attending the ceremony to commemorate the birthday of the Great Sage Confucius, the temple’s grandest event of the year. When visiting the Confucian Temple, do not forget to ask the great teacher himself for some words of wisdom! Every year once the ceremony is complete, throngs of people will head to the main hall to pull a “wisdom hair” from a cow; and it is said that this hair helps to bring wisdom during the following year. When considering pulling a wisdom hair, please remember to bring your own transparent plastic bag or red envelope within which to place the hair, and upon returning home make sure to dry the hair in the sun, or the moisture within the hair will damage it over time. Following the event, the Confucius Temple Management Committee will provide 500 strands of hair for sale by peddlers; if you miss out even on this chance to get a strand, you have to wait until next year to queue up and have another go!

Information

TEL +886-6-2214647

Address West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Religious Temples、Culture

Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 8:30~17:30 (Closed on New Year’s Eve)

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Traveler rating:4.0 616 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 7 Terrible
  2. 17 Poor
  3. 159 Average
  4. 270 Very good
  5. 162 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 115 Families
  2. 151 Couples
  3. 131 Solo
  4. 8 Business
  5. 125 Friends
  • STtan12345

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Old temple new structure

    Traveler rating:3 2019-12

    Like most of the older buildings, just the name/location is old but the whole area has been refurbished. Unfortunately when we went there, the main building is under renovation. So, nothing much there. Lots of squirrels nearby as there are people feeding them.
  • Wanderering1

    Lake Macquarie, Australia

    Currently Under Renovation

    Traveler rating:4 2019-10

    Even though the inner temple is under renovation the grounds, the old school building and gates are worth a visit. This place is genuinely old, going back to the mid1600s.
  • theroadtoparadise

    Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Lovely

    Traveler rating:5 2019-10

    Had a lovely visit here Although they are working on it at the moment you still have access to certain areas It’s a lovely place Well worth the visit We met a lovely local man who gave us some great talks on the place he was very interesting It’s a beautiful place very peaceful Highly recommended
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Historical temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-11

    Confucius Temple in Tainan was completed in 1665 and is considered one of the most important in Taiwan. It was expanded over the years, but also reconstructed, partly destroyed - the current look dates back to 1917. It used to be place of Confucianism study. Temple preserves ancient Confucian ceremonies, which are conducted on a regular basis. The temple also includes storerooms for the ritual implements and musical instruments that are used in these ceremonies.
  • grapecrossing

    Vancouver, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Great spot for photography

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    The temple was not on our itenary so it was closed for the day when we came across it. However, the temple in sunset was a must go if you want artistic photos for your social media accounts !

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