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Address: In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100, China
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Pingyao Old City One-Day Tour

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank treasejessica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Ashok-Seenu
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank maltiger
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Thomas M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Wayne S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

A great temple, with quite a lot of historical and interesting information. Definitely recommend. Cheng Huang miao (close to the Confucian Temple) is also a must see in Pingyao ancient city. Both included in the RMB 120 ticket for ancient city attractions.

Thank Darrin P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful and rather large complex. The Confucius Temple of Pingyao is a Chinese protected relic site and is the biggest scenic spot in Pingyao Ancient City. Dating Hall, the main building, was repaired in the 3rd year of the reign of the Emperor Jindading (1163 AD), 240 to 700 years before similar ones built in Beijing, Qufu & Nanjing.... More 

Thank Daniel P
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It includes in the ticket ($120). It can enrich the knowledge of the examination system in the ancient China. It is a bit far way from the centre in the city.

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