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Pingyao Confucian Temple

Address: In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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houston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lots to see. Took a hour. Best confusion temple we saw. Recommended. Different than other temples and short walk to everything

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Tehran, Iran
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185 reviews 185 reviews
162 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Pingyao Confucian Temple was a busy old school,many governmental old Chinese officers and agents educated here,even till 50 years ago,now is a very quiet and beautiful temple for students.

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice temple, but needs renovation, for example the temple of Beijng is in much better condition. Nice to see, we had a combi ticket so this was included also.

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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262 reviews 262 reviews
100 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Cunningly there is no signage in English, but you can figure it out from the map and the entrance is right next to the Nine Dragon Screen outside the Pingyao Theatre. This is part of the Old City Ticket - 120 RMB - not 150 RMB as advertised) that is valid for three days. Although it's valid for three days,... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Interesting to visit, though very busy. Well preserved. Very colourful roof tiles and curved roofs, with dragons heads on the ends, excellent for photographs.

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Derbyshire
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149 reviews 149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a nice little temple which many people don't visit so it is nice and quiet. It is where people place ribboned tags to ask for good wishes, health, luck etc. for friends and family. You can also pay 1Yuan and ring the bell to make a wish.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Confucian Temple is included in the two-day tourist ticket. It's well presented but, as other reviewers have warned, ignore all pressure to spend money while visiting - as is the case everywhere in China. At the time of our visit this temple wasn't particularly full of tourists, which was nice as it meant we could appreciate the buildings.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Pingyao is fantastic. Walking up and down the streets here you feel like you have stepped 200 years into the past. The Confucian temple is amongst those attractions that are probably worthwhile visiting while you are here (although there are many others), but you may as well just spend your time walking the streets and enjoying the local cuisine (esp.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

One of the better places to visit in Pingyao but it's not worth coming to Pingyao just to come to see this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

just be aware that the blessing will cost you and the pressure is on for a 200 Yuan or more per person. best not to even opt for the incense burning procedure as it felt a little shallow

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