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Beijing to Shanghai Sights

Confucius Temple (Kǒngmiào)

Updated 06/06/2013

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Within Qufu's restored city walls, the sprawling Confucius Temple comprises 66 buildings spread across more than 50 acres, making this one of the largest palace complexes from Imperial China. Like the Forbidden City, built 80 years earlier, its colonnaded halls and courtyards flow symmetrically along a central axis. The Hall of Great Achievements features mighty pillars entwined with dragons. Seek out the Apricot Platform in front, where it's said Confucius once preached

beneath the shade of an apricot tree. September 28, the date of the Great Sage's birthday, is quite the party here.

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Sight Information

Address:

Banbi Jie, Qufu, 27300, China

Sight Details:

  • Y90
  • Daily 8–5

Updated 06/06/2013

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