Shanghai Confucian Temple

Shanghai Confucian Temple

Shanghai Confucian Temple
4.5
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
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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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,435 contributions
An oasis of calm in a very busy bustling part of a busy city.
Our guide Penny was very knowledgable and her English was excellent. No question too difficult.
She was also very helpful with transportation back showing us how to use the Metro and get a week pass.
Written January 14, 2020
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DavidBlyth
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
Couples
In the hurly burly of one of the world's most exciting cities -Shanghai - is a destination which is a must. The age old Confucian Temple is a center of peace and tranquility, and what's more, has remarkably knowledgable English speaking volunteer guides.
There's no proselytizing, just a heartfelt sincerity, as the guide takes you through the various areas of the Temple - explaining and answering our questions.
Our guide explained that scholars came to offer prayers to Confucius for a successful outcome for their exams, and the prayers, written on paper, were hanging from trees within the Temple grounds. And there is a well stocked gift shop, which we determined, is good value for money. We were there on a Saturday afternoon. I would imagine it could get crowded, so go early. Well worth the spiritual experience.
Confucius is credited with the line "Happy wife - happy life". I've got a feeling that line came from Mrs. Confucius.
Written November 14, 2017
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Kayla Kersey
Shanghai, China93 contributions
I wandered around this temple on a morning in early Fall, and it could not have been more pleasant. It's stunning, and in an area with lots of street food vendors so you can totally grab a snack when you're done.

It took less than an hour to wander around, but then I opted to do the tea ceremony, which I highly recommend. I definitely bought some tea that is supposed to keep my hair from greying, so I'll report back in a few years.

A highlight was seeing the tiny kids praying to Confucius for good grades in school. Very adorable!
Written June 23, 2019
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Ruby S
Bengaluru, India148 contributions
Couples
How to reach - Line 8 or 10 Laoximen get exit3
Fees - 10cny per person
Timings - 9.00 a.m to 4.30 p.m
visiting hours - 1 hour

Peaceful temple located in the middle of the city away from hustle and bustle. You can get a glimpse of Chinese old age stories. Good to visit. You can write your wish on the wishing
note(cost 6cny) and hang there and at the end don't forget to have tea ceremony which is included in the ticket.

After this you can look around the streets selling soveniors.Yu yuan is nearby place to visit after this.
Written September 14, 2014
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WoodyInAZ
Tempe, AZ71 contributions
Couples
This is a small little oasis in the city, the best part was the Tea service, we must have tried ten different teas, learning about each one, their medicinal properties, and the ritual of making , serving and enjoying the different teas
Written May 19, 2018
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xamhayana
South Pole440 contributions
Friends
The temple is easily accessible from Laoximen subway stop: you just need to walk down Zhonghua Lu until you see Wenmiao Lu branching to the left, and that's it. On a hot summer day the temple is a perfect retreat: it has breezy wooden pavilions and a water pool. The entrance is 10 yuan. On Sunday mornings there is a terrific used and antique books market (Y1 for entry) in front of the main hall. The real treat is, you hardly ever meet a tourist here.
Written November 9, 2011
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Christy V
Mount Airy, MD63 contributions
Friends
We stopped here as on our guided tour. It was very peaceful and tranquil here and really enjoyed the history we learned about the temple. We did the tea ceremony here which was a wonderful experience! Highly recommended!
Written May 28, 2019
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Maddy G
Gold Coast, Australia97 contributions
Solo
Beautiful temple. Very quiet, serene and well maintained. I found with worth the entrance fee. I traveled here via Metro which was efficient and easy.
Written May 25, 2019
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Daniel_R011
Brisbane, Australia165 contributions
Friends
The Confucian Temple was one of my favourite places in Shanghai! Why? It was nearly empty when there and is off a "normal" suburban street. We could explore and learn the history and meaning of the temple at our own pace. There is also an area where there are lessons for children to learn respect for their parents and family.
Written December 18, 2017
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Kendra M
Seattle, WA398 contributions
Friends
We were told that not many people visit this temple and I can't imagine why not. It was excellent. We learned about Confucius, took part in a tea sampling and even submitted our wish in the temple. The temple also houses the oldest library in Shanghai. We visited as part of a bike tour, but it would've been a nice place to visit regardless.
Written September 8, 2017
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