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Address: In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China
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An interesting part of the town tour. Not only visually impressive but also a means of accessing knowledge about confusionism.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was probably my favourite out of all the many sites dotted across Pingyao. The Confucian temple starts out in a beautiful courtyard, with a temple in the centre with a large Buddha statue amongst other deities. You can burn incense and hang good luck placards on the trees nearby. There are many things here you can play around with:... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

This was one of my favourite temples on our trip to China - surprisingly big and very pretty. Climb the tower for a view of the surrounding streets. Along with the city walls, the temple is the of the better things to visit with the Pingyao town ticket.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

An interesting part of the town tour. Not only visually impressive but also a means of accessing knowledge about confusionism.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Definitely a highlight of any visit to Pingyao. In the south east corner of the walled city, it stretches for many city blocks once you're inside and the north exit is near the seven dragons monument and catholic church. Buy the ticket for all Pingyao attractions for entry.

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Zhengzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I have been to many Confucian temples in China and this one had many unique things about it. There was also an interesting exhibit on the imperial exam in ancient China. There were few people there and it was a very peaceful place to walk around. Definitely recommend going since it's included in the three day Pingyao ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Pingyao is full of things to do and commerce is the focus of much of the history of the place. We found the temples less engaging but the Confucius Temple was our favourite among the temples. A large and peaceful enclave in a fairly busy (with tourists) city. It helps to have a guide if you don't speak Chinese. Would... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

the history of confucius is here demonstrated and shown. Many Chinese are not aware of this old philosoper any more, but the rules he put down are being follwed still.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Small quaint simple Confucian temple that is partially renovated. Well worth a look as it is part of the Ping Yao city ticket. Best to walk on the city wall at the south gate to the stairs leading down towards the temple.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The placards around you could read were in awful English... but you got the 'gist' of what was there to lean about the place - As always extremely dirty, dark and monotonous. Ticket takers at the gate were asleep :P Just swiped ourselves in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a relatively large compound compared to Rishengchang. Skip the City God and come here opposite the road. This is much more interesting. Our guide told us it is under renovation but we realise it is not true soon enough, although there is some minor works near entrance. We dismissed our guide right away for lying and putting us... More 

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