Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao)

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Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao)

Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao)
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,661 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed walking around here at night seeing the many lights and side streets. There a quite a few restaurants and shops to go to as well. It definitely comes alive at night and can be crowded near the entrances.

The temple itself sounded and looked more like a club when we went in March 2021 and the lantern displays looked like new setups. There is a canal that goes through this area with boats.

The closest metro is Fujimiao Station (Confucious Temple Station). You can easily walk to Bailuzhou Park from here.
Written March 30, 2021
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Cruiser46021390302
Heidelberg, Germany41 contributions
Didn't find this area too interesting. Filled with really touristy shops and snacks

Took the boat ride, really was eager to get off. not much to see.

Found a couple small museum and house type places within the complex. There wre the most interesting thing about the area.
Written October 9, 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,249 contributions
Nothing really stands out here, but it was an enjoyable place to spend two or three hours. There are several attractions close together, all of which are quite good - the Confucius temple, with its exhibits on Confucius' life; the museum about the Imperial Academy, which is fairly large and interesting , despite the lack of non-Chinese signage; the riverside area, with the boats; and the shopping area with traditional architecture.

To some extent it reminded me of the Yu Gardens area in Shanghai, except that this area is smaller but, on the positive side, far less crowded.
Written February 4, 2020
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Gopala Krishna ... A
Tadepalligudem, India128 contributions
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The Confucius temple in Nanjing is a place to be visited. This is located in the heart of the city and is a well known tourist destination in Nanjing. The temple is located on the banks of the river ‘Qin Hua’. There is a charge for entering the temple. The current rates are 30 Y for one person. The first hall is a very beautiful place. The figure of Confucius in the centre is reputed to be the largest in China. You will also find 8 marble statues of his disciples. Then there are 38 panels depicting Confucius’s life around the hall. These panels are made with jade, gold, silver and marble. They look very life like.

Then there are various stone tablets of that era. After that you can visit the music room. Various instruments are laid in neat rows. There are plenty of chairs for visitors. Check the show timings. Neatly dressed musicians perform two shows. Interested patrons can pay a specified amount to play music of their choice.

Tourists throng the nearby streets. The area around the temple consists of a several shops, snack bars and cafes. You will also find Jiangnan Examination School from the Ming Dynasty nearby. This was the first school in Nanjing and South East China
Written September 6, 2013
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absolute_alex
Antwerp, Belgium50 contributions
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The temple seems like an afterthought. The place is surrounded by tacky souvenir stores, cheap clothing chains and fast food joints like McDonalds. It might have been interesting a long time ago but it's now a shrine to consumerism rather than a religion that had influenced the Chinese for centuries. It's really sad but maybe that's what people prefer and that's what they get.
Written July 28, 2012
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Windixon
Toronto55 contributions
I work in the northeast part of China almost three months a year, but I have only done a few tourist jaunts in the central part of the country. I have to rank Nanjing as the friendliest city I have been to in China. The people are extremely welcoming from the taxi drivers to the many locals that spoke with us and gave us directions. It also is an orderly city, and it is fairly easy to cross the major streets near Fuzi’s temple.

I would go back to Nanjing in a heartbeat, but I would never go near Fuzi’s temple again. The Chinese have amazing tourist infrastructure, but my first reaction when I saw the temple was, “Is this really it?” The site is clearly modern, and it was impossible to discern what is truly historical about the place. My general impression is that the temple slapped together to suck people into a tourist trap nightmare. I have read that this place has great historical significance, but it didn’t give us the sense of awe, which is the normal reaction in China’s great tourist spots. The general lack of English signs also detracted from the experience.

The area surrounding the temple is packed with hundreds of mediocre tourist shops and Chinese brand clothing stores.

Nanjing is a wonderful place to explore, but I wouldn’t come just to see the temple.
Written September 22, 2009
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Marx_Groove
Birmingham, England9 contributions
Its absolutely brilliant, its a great place to go to get your gifts before you go home, and its full of little jewels, it is true most of the jade is fake, but even in China a real good quality Jade bangle should be 1,000 kwai, so if someone offers it to you anywhere near that price its fake, but dont worry about it, you have to be a real connosseir to notice, as it takes the dyed stuff years and years to discolour. If you don't get a chance to go to Yu Hua Tai, get your Yu Hua Shi here, as you wont find them outside of Nanjing.

The restaurants around the edge are relatively expensive by Chinese terms, but pretty reasonable if you are on the tourist trail, either way they take a pride in their food and you get a real treat with very good customer service.

So in short its tacky its hawkish, but totally brilliant and fun, especially on a cold evening when the lights are on.
Written December 20, 2006
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djny10003
New York City, NY84 contributions
A lot of the temple looks very ancient, but a lot of it was built in the late 20th century. The temple consists of several buildings, including a tea house where musicians perform traditional music in period costumes.

There is a big shopping area outside the museum; NEVER pay the asking price for anything, always bargain down to 1/2 or 1/4 of the original price. Also, never buy jade there; everyone says it's probably fake.

This is a must-see when in Nanjing.
Written September 4, 2006
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WengKeeLeong
Singapore, Singapore301 contributions
Couples
The whole area is interesting and colourful. The former site for the Imperial Examinations is of course of great historical interest. Alas the area is otherwise very much like many similar places in China - a giant commercial enterprise.
Written December 24, 2019
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Wilson P
Los Angeles, CA158 contributions
Another wonderful location to visit. Highly recommend. Lots of great people watching and things to do here
Written November 18, 2019
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