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

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Best I have seen in the Ancient city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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20 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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