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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

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.

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Rotterdam
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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 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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.

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Leicestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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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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Address: In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Pingyao County

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