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Address: In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China
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A beautiful and rather large complex. The Confucius Temple of Pingyao is a Chinese protected relic site and is the biggest scenic spot in Pingyao Ancient City. Dating Hall, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

A great temple, with quite a lot of historical and interesting information. Definitely recommend. Cheng Huang miao (close to the Confucian Temple) is also a must see in Pingyao ancient city. Both included in the RMB 120 ticket for ancient city attractions.

Thank Darrin P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful and rather large complex. The Confucius Temple of Pingyao is a Chinese protected relic site and is the biggest scenic spot in Pingyao Ancient City. Dating Hall, the main building, was repaired in the 3rd year of the reign of the Emperor Jindading (1163 AD), 240 to 700 years before similar ones built in Beijing, Qufu & Nanjing.... More 

Thank Daniel P
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It includes in the ticket ($120). It can enrich the knowledge of the examination system in the ancient China. It is a bit far way from the centre in the city.

Thank hamdan268
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A peaceful escape from the busy streets. Enjoyed sitting in the exam hall at desks, was rather reminisent of school exams, a good mix of history and religion. A priority to visit

Thank Working_Mum_10
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The temple and grounds are very well maintained and for the photographer, there are several great sites to hone in on. Our guide had some great stories about how the youth focus on Confucious to help them be ready for exams. Really...studying is the better answer.

Thank Rick L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is big, very BIG. Of the 14 historic sites within the walled city this was the best one visited to date. Lots of interesting statues, temples and thankfully plenty of English translations. Worth a look

Thank JustJessPerth
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is one of the attractions included in the 120 yuan ticket available in Pingyao (which only allows entry once to each attraction, including the walls). The influence of Confucius of course goes deeply into many aspects of Chinese life, but until quite recently this complex was used as a school. It is large and peaceful; we very much enjoyed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Puts Confucian thought in perspective of how his ideas have been "reincarnated" throughout the centuries

Thank Joanjps
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautifully preserved and peaceful after the mad tourist-packed streets. I loved the relics from the old Chinese scholar exams .

Thank trav4500
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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