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“A great "two-fer" tourist destination”

Taipei Confucius Temple
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Small-group Vintage Taipei Day Tour Including Bao'an Temple and Confucius Temple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Bo-an Temple just down the street is a great place to start. Built (and later rebuilt a few times) in 1805, it is Taiwan's oldest and one of the most ornate. Then walk over to the Confucius Temple, first check out the map, and then go in the courtyard to your left to the main building, and around the left side, see when the 15 minute 4-D presentation will be next in English. Tour the grounds, walk through the slightly overpriced gift shop and then have a coffee or tea on the terrace.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

By subway from the Taipei Main Station on the Red line north towards Danshui or Beitou. Get off at the 4th stop, Yuanshan. Turn right out of the station and the Confucius temple is sign posted about 200 yards away. The smaller but very pretty Baoan temple is next door.

The Confucius Temple is much less ornate than the Taoist temples, they don't have as many carvings or icons, as they reflect the simple lifestyle that Confucius lived.

The temple attracts fewer tourists than those in central Taipei, being less ornate and a little way out. The temple sits in walled grounds and gardens and is quiet with a serene atmosphere. Look out for the red-breasted squirrels in the gardens, they are timid, they are quite different to either our red or grey squirrels.

Look up at the roofs, they have beautiful carved and painted water dragons which protect the temple from fire. The main hall roof has carved owls on it, they were said to be vicious birds until Confucius educated them.

Allow about an hour for your visit and about 20 minutes by the MRT metro each way from Taipei Main station.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a beautiful temple, and property! It was raining when I visited, and I still loved it and was able to get some great pictures. It's easy to walk to from the MRT station, and it's near Baoan Temple, also...as well as some other attractions.

Thank Casheta
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

It was very interesting to walk through the temple area. All the different areas have a significance. The people praying are very devout. Incense is everywhere so if you are sensitive to it you may want to wear a mask.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

From Yuanshan MRT 5 minutes walk, you will find the Bao an temple & Confucius temples adjacent. Very colorful &pleasant location. Those days the student has to get their degrees through a final testing from this temple and a convocation ceremony was conducted very grand. Many audio video displays are there to know about the history of temple and their gurus.Final tests were conducted in front of the temple. Many eat-outs are there , as and when needed to refresh.

Thank Kaliyamoorthy S
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