The Nanjing Confucius Temple can be dating back to the year 1034 in the Song Dynasty. The temple was built to worship and consecrate Confucius. Confucius was a great educator and philosopher in ancient China. The temple suffered damage for several times and the most serious time was in the year 1937 when Japan occupied Nanjing and carried out the bloody massacre.
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Feel the History and Culture
Built by the side of Qinhuai River, Confucius Temple means not just a temple. Confucius is a great educator in ancient China and his idea on education influenced several graduations. Even now Chinese students recite the well-known articles and sayings. There was an old preserved building where scholars took their imperial examination.
Visiting Confucius Temple at night will give visitors another feeling. Qinhuai River was beautiful by night, so were the old buildings when they were all lit up. There are many shops selling all sorts of tourists stuff. Around the area, many shops and restaurant can be found and there are modern shopping centers just across the road.
Confucius Temple is not just a temple. On the other hand, it is also a good place for shopping. This area well preserves some traditional Chinese architecture. It has some retail stores selling local artistry and souvenirs. Visitors can purchase hand painted snuff vases, buy some traditional Chinese stamps personalized in a short time, and find various styles of chopsticks, anything you may need to purchase as a gift or souvenir.
Come to visit Nanjing, there are famous local dishes visitors cannot miss. The must try food is the duck blood vermicelli soup and must buy is the smoked duck meat as shared by most of the visitors.
In front of the Confucius Temple, the Qinhuai River flows and the night landscape is very charming. Wuyi alley is one of the most ancient streets in China and also a must-visit place.