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Confucius Temple 臺北市孔廟

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Introduction

The Taipei Confucius Temple is modeled after the original Confucius Temple in Qufu, China. In keeping with the sober spirit of Confucianism, the building is appropriately austere. Visitors also won't find the spring couplets common at other types of temples. Some say this is because it would be rude to display the writing of another in a temple dedicated to the Sage. Among the Confucius temples in Taiwan, Taipei's is the only one adorned with southern Fujian-style ceramic applique. At the main hall of the temple one can see a black plaque with gold lettering that reads "Educate without Discrimination." Every year on September 28, a grand ceremony with traditional music and stylized dancing is held at the temple in honor of Confucius.

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Themes
Historic Sites Religious Venues Family Activities
Guiding Service
Booking
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
01、07、02、08、03、09、04、10、05、11、06
Phone Number
+886-2-25923934
FAX
+886-2-25852730
Address
No.275, Dalong St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Tues~Sat: 08:30~21:00; Sundays and national holidays: 08:30~17:00
Closed on Mondays

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan

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Review

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  1. 141 Families
  2. 153 Couples
  3. 171 Solo
  4. 31 Business
  5. 102 Friends
  • Alanthebairn

    Falkirk, United Kingdom

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Lovely Temple

    2019-12

    A very beautiful Confucius temple which is not only very attractive but provides a lot of clear information about Confucian beliefs and the background of the philosophy. The temple has a resident calligrapher who gives visitors a card with a good fortune message at no fee. There wasn't even a donation box, a very nice touch. Next door to the Baoan Temple which is also well worth a visit.
  • s0nnevy0

    Kansas City, Missouri

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Quiet

    2019-11

    A quiet and nice temple to visit .It was serene as there were no other tourists when we visited.There’s a good layout of Confucius history and beliefs around the temple.Overall it was a nice visit as there’s also another temple across the street and it’s close from the train station.
  • Sandy5259

    Vancouver, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Lots to see !!

    2019-11

    There are only five designated stopping as you enter the temple but don’t be misled. There’s a lot to see here. The life of Confucius and his teachings are prominently displayed in easy to understand poster boards. Many, many artifacts to see. Some videos. Take a free brochure from the front add the stamps using the ink pads provided as you walk around the temple. Great for children. Sort of like a passport at a worlds fair. Definitely a must see in Taiwan. Wander around at your own pace.
  • Nastame

    Harrogate, United Kingdom

    Not so attractive as it's neighbour

    2019-11

    But this has the benefit of fewer visitors and therefore more peaceful. Its 400m from the Yuanshan metro, and you can combine this with a visit to Baoan temple. Both are free.
  • Gene R J

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    Nice temple complex honoring scholars of Confucian teaching.

    2019-10

    We walked 500 m directly west from Yuanshan Station, arriving at 9:30 AM. Inside the entry gate near the 1956 Minglun Instruction Hall, we were initially distracted by 3 noisy Taiwan blue magpies, but admiring the ceiling architecture of the honorary side halls, were amazed with the peaceful atmosphere. To our surprise, 3 robed women exited the Main Hall and marched around the complete courtyard complex to the cadence of clapped boards. Very worthwhile, now on to the large temple next door.

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