Confucius Temple

Last updated by tracyk223 at 2014/5/5

The Confucian Temple was starting in the first year of Emperor Zhengtong's reign during the Ming Dynasty (1436). It then experienced renovations and enlargements during the ruling period of Emperors Tianshun and Wanli in the Ming Dynasty and of Kangxi, Qianlong in Qing Dynasty.

Most Confucianist temples were built in Confucian schools, either to the front of or to one side of the school. The front portal of the temple was called the Lingxing Gate. The inside normally contained three courtyards, although sometimes there were only two. The complex in Qufu has nine courtyards. The main building, situated in the inner courtyard with entry via the Dachengmen, was usually known as the Dachengdian, variously translated as "Hall of Great Achievement," "Hall of Great Accomplishment," or "Hall of Great Perfection." This hall housed the Confucius Ancestral Tablet and those of other important masters and sages. In front of the Dachengdian was the Apricot Pavilion or Xingtan. Another important building was the Shrine of the Great Wise Men (Chongshengci), which honored the ancestors of Confucius.

The roofs of most of the buildings in the Tianjin Confucian temple are covered with yellow-colored glass and are elegantly decorated with carved girders and pictured ridgepoles. Outside the temple are monuments of two poles and three stories, built during Ming Dynasty and renovated during the Wangli Period in the Ming Dynasty and the Kangxi Period in the Qing Dynasty. They are the only existing street monuments in Tianjin City.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

The Confucius Temple is located in Dongmen Li of Tianjin Old City.

How to Get There?

You can get to the Confucian Temple by taking bus 681, 24, 824, 624, 4, 633, 685, or 878.

Ticket Price:

RMB 10

Opening Hours:

9:00-17:00

More Tips:


Nearby Attractions:

Recommended Tours:

There are 0 comments on this topic

Post your comment on this topic

You can post as a guest, yet we suggest sign up first!!

Submit

Top Things to Do in Tianjin

Tianjin Water Park

Tianjin Water Park

At Water Park Road in Nankai District, the Water Park is 164… >> details

Huangyaguan Great Wall

Huangyaguan Great Wall

Huangya, meaning yellow cliff, perfectly names this amazi… >> details

Tianjin Old City

Tianjin Old City

General Information Tianjin is a famous tourist… >> details

Tianjin Seashore Resort

Tianjin Seashore Resort

Overview Located approximately 23 kilometers away fro… >> details

Dule Temple

Dule Temple

Overview Located in the small town of Jixian in Ji Co… >> details

Interesting to Know

Tailor-making China ToursChina Summer Tour Deals

Travel Confidently with Us

Customers

10,000 Satisfied Customers

Customers

50 Years in China Travel Industry

Customers

Quick Response within 24 hours

Customers

Secured Online Payment

Customers

Group Tours with Solo Adventure

Customers

No Hidden Fees and No Traps