Confucian Temple of Fuzhou

Confucian Temple of Fuzhou

Confucian Temple of Fuzhou
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Cecilia D
Hong Kong, China851 contributions
Ok temple
Feb 2019 • Friends
The temple is nice, you don’t have to pay any entrance fee, the have some areas with different objects on display but there is no English information at all.
Written February 27, 2019
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LauraDragon
Hong Kong, China172 contributions
Confucian Temple
Feb 2019 • Friends
I think it could be an interesting visit, unfortunately all the information it is in Chinese. Free entrance and nice building.
Written February 10, 2019
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Poem Bell
Mar 2018 • Family
Fuzhou Poem Bell is a provincial intangible cultural heritage. Also named Branch-picking Poem, Poem Bell originates from Fuzhou and dates back to the Qing Dynasty with a history of 100+ years. Formerly known as "Modified Poem", it is a homework of couplet and poem writing in a private school of Fuzhou. Later on, the scholars of Fuzhou applied one set of procedures for "Modified Poem" and turned it into Branch-picking Poem. Further later, a poem was required to be composed before the bell rang and thus its name "Poem Bell" came into being. For that reason, Fuzhou was also honored as a "Kingdom of Poem Bell".
"Poem Bell" comprises two seven-character sentences in strict accordance with the rhythm and pairing requirements of a rhythmic poem, i.e. it is equivalent to the second and third lines of a seven-character rhythmic poem. As it is like a branch picked from such a seven-character rhythmic poem, it is also called "Branch-picking Poem". Meanwhile, our ancestors would burn an essence to calculate the time for the composition of a poem. When the essence was burning out, the copper coin tied at the bottom of the essence would drop and give out a big noise to signify the end of the poem making. This is the origin of the name "Poem Bell". The bell is replaced by a timer now. Poem Bell primarily has two formats. The first format is "character mosaic", i.e. two characters are picked randomly for insertion at the same position of the two sentences. Order of the character is the order of the chanting. The second format is "separate composition", i.e. two subjects are randomly selected and the two sentences should not contain the subject though.
Written August 5, 2018
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Confucian Temple of Fuzhou
Sep 2017 • Friends
The Confucian Temple of Fuzhou is also called the Master Temple and the Holy Temple. It is located on Shengmiao Road, Gulou District, Fuzhou. One can't help feeling solemnified inside the temple. The magnificent stone statute groups are rare in China. The couplets written by Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong are sparking in golden color on the walls.
Written September 29, 2017
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,196 contributions
Secret gem
Feb 2015 • Friends
This is a great Confucius Temple that has been restored and had all of the basic elements of a grand temple to the sage. While the traditional side buildings appear to be missing, the main central axis of the temple survives and the Da Cheng Hall (main hall) is wonderful and huge.

It was pretty much empty when we visited and we got the feeling that it is often overlooked. Even taxi drivers didn't know of it. If you do want to visit, it is closed at lunchtime (12-1.30) and if you need a taxi, have a map handy and ask to go to Wen Miao (the Chinese name for the temple).
Written March 2, 2015
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Confucian Temple of Fuzhou is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM