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Pingyao Confucian Temple

In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Shanghai, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When you come to PingYao, you can buy a ticket for tourists which gives you 2 days acces to a whole lot of beautiful old buildings such al government offices, banks, temples and musea. This ticket is really worth it so go ahead and buy it! This way you can just walk about in the city and when you see... More

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Beijing, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The grounds were nice but the touts by the drinks stalls and the rebottled soft drink we bought from one of them put a damper on things.Avoid buying anything drinks or snacks in this temple.

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Shanghai
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Interesting Confucian temple with some nice features. Rather unusual examination museum. Very spacious but some buildings like the calligraphy and photograph museums were closed.

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