Confucius Temple Market

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TKoh
741 contributions
Family
A really nice place to walk around from one end to the other. Lots of small shops selling souvenirs, pastries, sweets, delicacies, food & silks. Restaurants lined the streets.

The Confucius Temple has great stories to tell. You can drop tokens in the pond & make a wish ‘relating to studies’! PASS WITH FLYING COLORS!

As the weather was cool with lots of sunlight, tourists will take a ride in the river boats for sightseeing. Lots of people gathered at the bridge to do selfies.

We bought some nice cookies from the stretch of shops. There are others selling Nanjing delicacies - savoury & sweets ones.

We had lunch at one of the restaurants. Generally, they are pretty clean & bright. The one we had was air conditioned. It was beautifully decorated. It was selling dumplings, noodle soups, rice & others. We only liked the dumplings noodle soup...the staff helped with our order as we specifically wanted the type of noodles with chicken soup, another with mushrooms and dumplings with crab roe! Delicious!

It was a pleasant visit & I recommend you to spend a bit of time there.
Written February 6, 2020
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Betty
2,651 contributions
Family
There is so much to see, shop and eat. There are a lot of people but there is a good reason. There are lots of shops and lots of food choices. It is prettier to visit at night when the lights are on. Definite worth a visit. Make sure you come on an empty stomach and try the food.
Written January 29, 2017
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Rpm7725
Suzhou, China12 contributions
Friends
There are hundreds of markets like this through out all of China that sell the exact same tourist trinkets. While I personally prefer more of older aesthetic, one can't help but appreciate the extremely modern atmosphere the market has. All the shops are very clean, the streets are beautiful, and the area overall very aesthetically pleasing. While I find it to be a shame that companies and "tourist traps" have over taken such a historically significant area, the shops are nice and if you want to buy stereotypical "Chinese" items to give to your friends back home it's a convenient stop.
Written April 2, 2016
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Mely G
Cambridge, UK68 contributions
Family
We visited in the autumn. It's a great area to go shopping for traditional chinese crafts but be aware that the shop owner often don't label their products with prices. When asking for the price of any item we found it was best not to appear to interested or the owners would mark up the price. The other thing we found was that stalls on the edges of the market near the entrance were on average 20% more expensive than the stall inside. It's well worth comparing prices before buying anything.
Written October 31, 2013
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Robert H
Redmond, WA137 contributions
Solo
So, I didn't actually see a temple, but there was certainly a lot of everything else. Great place for street food, shopping, and people watching. This is basically a couple blocks of all kinds of shopping and eating. There were a number of nice restaurants, but my favorites were the food stalls. I also took the boat ride which was reasonable and gave a unique perspective of the area. Overall, definitely worth spending a few hours...especially if you are hungry.
Written February 18, 2017
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usernname11
Atlanta, GA33 contributions
Really enjoyed walking around the market! It's pretty big so you could easily spend like 3 hours just strolling through all the little alleys and stalls. In terms of the market, well, it's a tourist market. If you're looking for knickknacks and things to bring back home, this is a place where you could buy them. Honestly though, I don't like shopping and still enjoyed walking around and trying all of the good food (e.g. SOUP DUMPLINGS). If you like Duck, apparently they are known for their salted duck. We stayed until it got dark and all of the stalls have these lovely red lanterns that they turn on and the place looks so pretty.

Pretty fun for all ages, though the littles may get bored after a while of strolling. You might be able to keep them more entertained if you get on a boat ride of the river (idk how much they cost, but they sure were pretty!).
Written April 23, 2016
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XuQuan S
Macau, China2 contributions
Friends
From the name, you might assume it is a temple. But, don't jump to conclusion too fast. It is a market actually. Here you can also find all kinds of Nanjing food and snacks.俗话说‘民以食为天’。作为吃货的我,更没的说啦。这是我每次来南京的必到之地。If you are like me fancy delicious food, this is the first place you should visit in Nanjing.
Written May 16, 2015
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kostaskaragian
Athens, Greece8 contributions
Not a temple as the name says. However a very nicely setup market area with many & divergent types of shops with items that can appeal to any buyer/tourist/local/visitor. Do not take quick decisions but move around in shops that have similar items/products. Many smaller or bigger items can be found to take as presents souvenirs when going back. Also one can enjoy a boat ride in the lake there for the fun of it. I did not have time to do this.
Written September 4, 2014
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Thien Nguyen
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I was happened to be there during China's national holidays (the celebration of 70 years under Communist rules - and they have 7 days for public holidays ) - lots of people - you can still move freely but very slow at night time - The food - not cheap but okay, You can walk to here from the subway stations (2 of them). If you don't want massive crowd then avoid public holidays (lesson learnt)
Written October 12, 2019
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robjustrob
Lethbridge, Canada1,792 contributions
Couples
the confucsious market is easy to find and is quite popular. it was so crowded the day we were there because it was on a holiday weekend. i would not recommend going on a holiday weekend at all. The crowd was huge but nobody seemed to actually be buying anything, just walking around and looking at stuff. Most of the items we seen here we had seen in other market for less money.
Written October 4, 2018
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