Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple, West Central District

Confucius Temple
4
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
The area
Neighborhood: West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.

4.0
618 reviews
Excellent
160
Very good
271
Average
163
Poor
17
Terrible
7

hrtraveler
Colorado845 contributions
Lovely Temple
Feb 2020
Beautiful, very peaceful temple; there are many areas of reflection available for casual visitors such as ourselves. Very glad we visited!
Written February 14, 2020
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AlexanderBulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria3 contributions
A unique experience!
Oct 2019
The opportunity to immerse yourself in Confucius' time, and to make the various details of his daily life so accessible, is a unique experience ...
Written February 12, 2020
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ST T
25 contributions
Old temple new structure
Dec 2019 • Friends
Like most of the older buildings, just the name/location is old but the whole area has been refurbished. Unfortunately when we went there, the main building is under renovation. So, nothing much there. Lots of squirrels nearby as there are people feeding them.
Written December 2, 2019
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia688 contributions
Currently Under Renovation
Oct 2019
Even though the inner temple is under renovation the grounds, the old school building and gates are worth a visit. This place is genuinely old, going back to the mid1600s.
Written October 30, 2019
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theroadtoparadise
Scotland, UK370 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2019 • Couples
Had a lovely visit here
Although they are working on it at the moment you still have access to certain areas
It’s a lovely place
Well worth the visit
We met a lovely local man who gave us some great talks on the place he was very interesting
It’s a beautiful place very peaceful
Highly recommended
Written October 17, 2019
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,224 contributions
Historical temple
Nov 2018
Confucius Temple in Tainan was completed in 1665 and is considered one of the most important in Taiwan. It was expanded over the years, but also reconstructed, partly destroyed - the current look dates back to 1917. It used to be place of Confucianism study.

Temple preserves ancient Confucian ceremonies, which are conducted on a regular basis. The temple also includes storerooms for the ritual implements and musical instruments that are used in these ceremonies.
Written October 7, 2019
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grapecrossing
Vancouver, Canada49 contributions
Great spot for photography
Sep 2019 • Friends
The temple was not on our itenary so it was closed for the day when we came across it. However, the temple in sunset was a must go if you want artistic photos for your social media accounts !
Written September 18, 2019
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,292 contributions
Worth a look
Aug 2019 • Solo
This temple is quite beautiful. I just stumbled upon it and enjoyed a look around. Free entry is a bonus for a budget traveller.
Written August 29, 2019
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Cazza L
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
Nice to see but little neglected
Aug 2019 • Couples
It was nice to see however it is not as well looked after as the Lama Temple which is a shame. Still worth a look at the ancient history here. No need to stay long.
Written August 20, 2019
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J430WNmichellek
Pacific Pines, Australia213 contributions
A short visit
Aug 2019 • Friends
A place that needs only 15 mins to complete the tour. Nothing interesting that would wow you. Hot weather makes it difficult to stay
Written August 12, 2019
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