Taipei Confucius Temple

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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,320 contributions
Dec 2019
We took bus route 304 from National Palace Museum then walked 5 minutes to Taipei Confucius Temple. The Taipei Confucius Temple was built in 1879 during the Qing Dynasty. The temple was quiet, as there wasn’t many visitors, making it easy to get great photos. Not only is this a great attraction, it is also a free one as well! We arrived on Friday late afternoon at 4:45PM and stayed for 30 minutes before heading to the night market.
Written March 19, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Aug 2020
Confucius was a scholar and a teacher. He is venerated as a sage, but he is not a god. Most Confucian temples are not very exciting -- there are no gongs, no insense and few, if any, statues. Confucian temples are for scholars. Students occasionally visit to seek good fortune in exams.
Written September 30, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,411 contributions
Feb 2020
The Taipei Confucius Temple honors China's great Sage. There are many activities, it's hardly a dead temple for times and dates. Confucian temples concentrate on reflection. There is none of the smoke and clamor of Taoist temples. By the way,the temple is a short walk from the Yuanshan MRT station on the Red Line. The entrance is in a side street, opposite the en entrance to the Baoan Temple.
Written February 1, 2020
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Kelsey P
San Rafael, CA44 contributions
Jan 2020
We enjoyed the beautiful temple and gardens and learning about Confucianism, but our favorite part was the arts and crafts - we went a week before lunar new year and they had fun activities and calligraphers who wrote out new year's blessings for us. It seems like they often have events and activities and they did have some English speakers to assist us. There is also a cute little cafe and gift shop on site.
Written January 29, 2020
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George A
Phoenix, AZ189 contributions
Feb 2019
This is an entire complex, including the main temple and surrounding halls. It's free to enter, and the rooms contain really great exhibits on the history of Confucius, the main disciples, tenets and other facets of this religion. It also gives great information on the multiple symbols of the temple architecture. The architecture might not be as flashy as other temples, but it's impressive. It's an easy 5-10 minute walk from the Yuanshan Metro station.
Written January 3, 2020
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Jerry G
Coppell, TX492 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a beautiful temple with ornate figurines and carvings.
The pagoda like architecture is quite striking.
It is a quite and serene place to think and for introspection.
Plan on spending 30-60 minutes.
There is a small gift shop near the entrance.
Written April 5, 2020
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Palousegal2017
Spokane, WA53 contributions
Feb 2020
I saw many temples in Taipei, this was my favorite, probably because it was more of a teaching temple. The temple had displays and history and lessons about Confucius and his teachings and the impact he had on Chinese thought. I found this one of the highlights of the trip.
Written February 23, 2020
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MarletDS
Quezon City, Philippines12 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
When I was planning our trip to Taipei, this was the first on the list of places to visit. I've always loved Confucius' works and while this is just a replica of the original temple in China, I still wanted to see how the wise man lived and wrote his teachings.
- The information online says that this is a "modest" temple but it doesn't mean it's small.
- You may need at least half a day to really immerse yourself into Confucius' life.
- Make use of the leaflets at the gate. Read it right away so you'll know how to begin the "journey."
- There is a "passport" type notebook that you need to put a stamp on when you go inside each room.
- Follow the leaflet's instructions on how to go about the tour. Don't just wander around. There is a process on how you can further appreciate the tour. There is a certain order on which room to go first.
- The place is vast so you may need to stop for a while to rest. There are people who are in groups but I suggest you go on your own. Meditate. This is a good place to meditate.
- Don't confuse the first structure to the real one. The temple is further inside. So save your energy.
- When you look around, try to be conscious of the stone carvings. They are magnificent and I was just in awe of the details.
- Don't miss the trees and the small garden. When I was there, I saw an artist doing her watercolor under the shade of a tree.
- Each room has activities that you can do. Participate.
- Read the explanations in each room. There are information on rituals, teachings, and other stuff.
- There are also centuries-old items like glass, vase, etc. But they are well-kept.
- After your tour, just sit somewhere and look around you. Some locals are friendly and a good chat would be good.
Written March 27, 2015
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Richard M
Lithgow, Australia87 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Very little activity compared to the Baoan Temple nearby. There is a pond with a multitude of turtles.
Written April 22, 2019
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Of all of the temples I’ve visited both here in Taiwan as well as around the world, this one ranks at the top of my list. Why? Because not only does the visitor get to immerse themselves in the teachings/religion of Confucianism, but we also get a fairly extensive education - a mix between museum and temple. This becomes apparent as I walked around the temple complex as people around me were praying, making offerings, etc. Signage in Chinese and English is excellent. Maps are provided to assist with following a logical walking tour. Displays are interesting and several are interactive. There is a 4-D movie (15 minutes long) that is both educational and entertaining (last showing is at 4pm). Combine this temple visit with the Baoan Temple across the street.
Written January 13, 2018
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