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)
Nice to see but little neglectedIt was nice to see however it is not as well looked after as the Lama Temple which is a shame. Still worth a look at the ancient history here. No need to stay long.
Pacific Pines, Australia
A short visitA place that needs only 15 mins to complete the tour. Nothing interesting that would wow you. Hot weather makes it difficult to stay
A peaceful and beautiful templeIt is the oldest Confucius temple in Taiwan. Located at the middle of the city, the temple owns a large compound. The surrounding was nicely decorated with small structures and ponds. The temple can be visited together with the old administration buildings of Tainan, the south gate, the art center, and the juridicial museum. We respect Confucius for his teaching. However, the temple itself, well, is nothing special.
San Diego, California
Still Renovating yet WorthyAlthough this oldest temple dedicated to Confucius is still being renovated, you can still see an entry gate, wall decorations (elephant!), and a modern reading sculpture near the onsite bookshop. There are some vending machines next to the bookshop for a cool drink. You can also enjoy the well- maintained gardens and an adjacent chidlren's playground.
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.
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