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“A lovely place by day or by night”

Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao)
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Fuzi Miao area in Nanjing is a lovely way to spend the afternoon or evening. It is set up in two parts with larger lanes offering name brand clothing and shops and then smaller lanes selling touristy trinkets, jewellery etc. This spot is great for family's with children of any age. There are boat rides offered up and down the small channel for around 60rmb for a half hour. There is a wide selection of food from McDonalds and Pizza Hut to local street food. The area is particularly lovely at night or on a warm fall or spring day.

For an extra 100rmb or so, which includes a tour guide who can 'sort of' speak English, you can tour the test center for the Imperial Examination was offered on this site from early in the 7th century. I found the pictures of what the site looked like during that time to be quite amazing and the stories related to those writing the exams were very intriguing.

Not only is it worth a visit but it is a place where local Chinese and foreigners visit regularly for shopping, lunch and a stroll along the water.

Thank meinaddis
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Not very large, but still a very interesting place to visit, if you are interested of Chinese religions and history.

Great "frescos" made of jade, describing various events in Confucius' life. Unfortunately texts only in china, so Chinese guide to interpret these is recommended.

Also very busy market area around this temple, so very easy to visit and connect to shopping activities etc.

Thank Roy N
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

There's no such a thing like "dislike" in areas like this... The Asian civilization has still a lot to offer to the Western countries. Confucius ' spirit still exists through the centuries: live ethically (strange that he expressed the same idea with Socrates, who lived in the same century before Christ, and at the same time these two philosophers never met each other!)

Thank HellasKifissia
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I can't imagine what the area would look like during the day, but at night it is full of lights. We took a boat ride down the river in an enclosed boat. If I had it to do again, I would probably choose the boats with the lanterns. I don't know the price difference, but there are not as many passengers and every passenger is next to side of the boat instead of 5 people to each row. The temple area is outdoors, so dress appropriately.

Thank LadyAnn_Crozet
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Not a bad place to spend a few hours. There are some good shops here, and its a nice place to pick up things to take back home. Be warned. If you don't bargain we'll, you'll pay too much!

Thank AroundSH
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