Confucius Temple Cultural Park(孔廟文化園區)
Category Religious Temples、Culture
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 8:30~17:30 (Closed on New Year’s Eve)
De Pere, Wisconsin
Disappointing--Not much to see!The oldest temple dedicated to Confucius, it also served as the first premier educational institution in Taiwan. It was built in 1665 by Zheng Jing as a center for the Chinese cultural renaissance. Since then it has been restored 16 times. The temple is set in a garden compound, that is divided by arched gates and corniced walls into a series of courtyards, each with its own halls. Originally, these courtyards served as schools for the branches of classical Chinese studies. Dacheng Hall, the main shrine of the temple, sits in the middle of a granite courtyard. It appeared to be quite simple. But because it is under reconstruction, my spouse and I were unable to enter. Our private guide then took us around to the right side of the building into two small halls( they looked as if they might have been a series of former classrooms) to see some dusty artifacts. I did not find much of interest here. And because of all the commotion from the laborers, and the machinery, we did not feel comfortable walking around. As such, this stop was total bust.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Significant Local TempleIt was a nice afternoon visit for us. There were places to sit around and the landscaping was nice. The main temple building was under renovation and entry was restricted so we didn't manage to enter. There is a small public park adjacent to the temple ground where it could be accessed through the temple's back gate.
Trabuco Canyon, California
It is closed for 2 years for reconstructionWe walked a long way here to see this important place and it was closed. Tried to walk around the gardens but heavy machinery made that difficult. Skip this until 2020 when it is estimated they will be done.
Worth a lookAlthough it was under reconstruction, it was a nice temple to see. It is also the oldest Confucius temple on the island.
Beautiful temple, detailed roof statuesProbably the nicest thing about this temple is that it is used: you see people coming in and going out and having their little worship of the day. The temple is not very large but it is set in quiet surroundings, an Oasis from the busy streets outside. There is an overall friendly atmosphere, the locals let you do as you wish, taking pictures is not a problem and there was no entrance fee to be paid.
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