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Address: In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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

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Beijing, China
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11 helpful votes 11 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 .

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houston
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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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279 helpful votes 279 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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126 helpful votes 126 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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82 helpful votes 82 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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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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