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Confucius Temple

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No.2 Nanmen Road, Tainan, Taiwan
West Central District/ North District
+886 6 228 9013
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All reviews located centrally peaceful garden renovation work elementary school entry fee worth a visit nice park local guide tainan station piece of history nice architecture lots of history taking photos walk around interesting place temple grounds
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Popular spot, now requires an entry fee but only $25-50. Historical site worshipping one of the greatest scholars in history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jamesc898989
Reviewed January 2, 2019

All covered up right now for construction so not so much to see. Had to pay 25 dollars to get in and which that is really cheap there is simply not so much to see inside either. Stroll by and keep going to the next...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kandb17
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

The fish here are really pretty. You can see many goldfish, which are very large. Moreover, taking photos of them is a good idea.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Nothing much to see or learn. Entry was ntd 35. Only if you have time do this sight. Very close to the train station .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aspi B
Reviewed December 20, 2018

With much of the temple's exterior covered, I was a bit shocked to discover they are charging an entrance fee. During construction, I would say they shouldn't. Too much of the overall architecture is covered behind tarps to warrant a charge. There was more English...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bryan H
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Not as impressive as thought it would be, still under construction and a large part of it was covered. Whilst you are there, do visit the old Fuzhong Street just opposite of it, charming with a lot of food stores and lovely little shops.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank albero b
Reviewed December 2, 2018

The temple was built in 1665 to commemorate the most famous Chinese teacher Confucius or ‘Kong Zhi’, who lived in China more than 2500 years ago. The interior of the temple is very simple, as compared to the temples of the Taoist gods. The roof...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 588phis
Reviewed November 14, 2018

As one of the top tourist locations in Taiwan I wish this had more signage in English so that dumb Americans like myself don't do something rude. I almost accidentally photographed the shrines of past Confucian teachers because I had no idea that it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thevoyagingteacher
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Compared with many other temples, the premises of this temple is quiet and relaxing. It is said that it is the first Confucius temple in Taiwan, but the construction itself seems to be not something special. Because of renovation work, the entrance is reduced for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I actually learned a lot from this visit. Chinese history always amazes me. We think Europe was advanced. They have nothing on the Chinese and Asian cultures.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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