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Confucius Temple, Tainan

#5 of 99 in Historic Sites in Tainan
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A historical landmark of the Eastern philosophy and the first of its kind in Taiwan, Confucius Temple once acted as a central academy in the religion’s teachings. Opened in 1665 under the Koxinga dynasty, the elegant burnt sienna complex sits within a plush garden, with plenty of shady courtyards in which to relax. Make your way to the temple’s center, framed by two ceremonial gates leading to the Dacheng Hall and Hall of Edification, admiring Confucian calligraphy and tablets. Wander back to the central courtyard, where locals regularly practice Tai Chi underneath the Banyan trees, looking out over the sports field to a sea of colorful kites. To visit Confucius Temple and get the most from your holiday in Tainan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tainan trip itinerary tool.
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  • Beautiful, very peaceful temple; there are many areas of reflection available for casual visitors such as ourselves. Very glad we visited!  more »
  • The opportunity to immerse yourself in Confucius' time, and to make the various details of his daily life so accessible, is a unique experience ...  more »
  • Great place to learn more about this legendary scholar, but do your homework as it's currently under major renovation. I guess that's why it's free as i remembered having to pay to get in earlier. Toilet here is old squad style but surprisingly clean.
  • Well worth the visit a very relaxing enjoy an hour or so soaking up ancient architecture. Do heck out the quaint nearby shopping streets.
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