Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple, Zuoying

Confucius Temple
3.5

3.5
92 reviews
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,160 contributions
Confucius Temple in Kaohsiung
Apr 2019 • Solo
In many cities in Taiwan, there is a Confucius temple. And there is one in Kaohsiung, too. The main building is gorgeous, and so is the way to the main building. It is a typical palatial construction in China. The entrance is free, and it is worth visiting.
Written May 7, 2019
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,327 contributions
Not much to see here
Apr 2019 • Friends
We looked around, were respectful and then walked on to other places. That is typical of Confucius temples.
Written April 20, 2019
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,035 contributions
Interesting and serene temple
Mar 2019 • Couples
This temple is set in a park adjacent to a lake. The temple itself is very calming and reminded me of the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. The artwork on the framework of the structure is very beautiful. It is a fine specimen of a temple of remembrance of Confucius.
Written March 24, 2019
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,568 contributions
Peaceful
Mar 2019 • Couples
It was almost deserted on a Sunday afternoon and we found it really peaceful wandering around. There are a number of interpretation boards in English which made the experience rewarding and complemented the temple and the objects on display.
Written March 17, 2019
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD1,981 contributions
Really nice temple and grounds
Dec 2018 • Friends
Quite impressive place to go check out, built in 1684, and definitely doesn't look that old, very well maintained. Free to get in and can get your name written for free in Chinese. Shows put on by students not sure if that's done daily though.
Check out the hello market on the street next to temple, all local vegetables.
Written December 16, 2018
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yesjasontan
Singapore, Singapore50 contributions
Under massive renovation
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went to the Confucius temple but unfortunately it was under massive renovation. The whole place look like a war zone and I could not belief that they even ask for admission fee.
Written October 4, 2018
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA827 contributions
Interesting history and politics lesson
Oct 2018 • Business
This Confucius Temple is the emptiest I have ever seen outside of South Korea - even those in Japan (where there is no Confucianism left, at least none that would involve temple visits) are more crowded. And of course that vibrant community center, the temple in Taipei! Big, empty grounds and buildings, 1970s mostly.

But that is interesting too - how Confucian is Taiwan, why, what does it mean? The exhibition in the East corridor shows this rather well, when talking quite precisely about the political role of Confucianism in Taiwan - very critical, and emphasizing its use by the KMT etc. But, and that must be emphasized (and tourists with not much background might not get that) - these explanations are not neutral, but highly political as well, they represent the DPP (current government party, Greens) view which is, how could it be otherwise, considerably skewed. So, a very interesting place to understand Taiwan, but one needs to bring some knowledge to appreciate it.

I think other temples and edifices around Lotus Lake are much more interesting for the general tourist, and I would then only come here during a festival.
Written October 2, 2018
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,650 contributions
Worth a stop
Mar 2018 • Couples
This site is not far from Lotus Pond, and worth a diversion. The building is impressive and we always enjoy the architecture in these places. Love the detail in the roofs.
Written March 31, 2018
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WandeReen
Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
For history buffs
Mar 2018 • Friends
There was no entrance fee, though we were asked to sign in a register just so they know how many people, from where, who visited the temple.

It's not a praying temple per se, but a palace like structure that models Confucius' former home which was then converted into a "temple" housing history about Confucius and his teachings. The buildings were well maintained. There's really nothing much to see here, other than the history bit.

Good for a first time visit, and it's along the Lotus Pond after visiting the pagodas and temples, will not be worth going out of the way to get there.
Written March 30, 2018
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MTWT
Hong Kong, China1,811 contributions
Well preserved historical site perfect for children
Feb 2018 • Family
We were strolling alone Kaohsiung from the B&B we are staying at (Kokokara - highly recommended) and just within minutes we found the Confucius temple alley way filled with local vendors for food, drinks, handicrafts or cafes, which also lead to the Confucius Temple across the street.

During a weekend, there is an all girls band performing alive in front of the temple that attract a lot of the local people to enjoy

The temple itself costs about NT$30/adult even though it’s not big, but for those that understand the history of Confucius himself would truly appreciate this former school back in its hay days - highly recommend to google or research to truly appreciate the culture aspect before visiting the temple.

We were also pleasantly surprised by the local elementary school located next to the temple equipped with kids slides, swing and running areas which allowed us to keep our kids busy and entertained for almost an hour running outdoor with the neighbourhood children in a very nicely decorated school.

All in all - the district of Confucius Temple and its nearby has so much to offer if you keep an open mind and heart to observe and immerse yourself in the local neighbourhood and environment - the black sugar drinks and cakes, local delicacy - everything we experienced today at the Valley way and the temple were truly amazing - highly recommend the neighbourhood for an afternoon stroll
Written February 17, 2018
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