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Confucius Temple 臺北市孔廟

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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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Guiding Service
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
Phone Number
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


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan

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  • JochenHertweck

    Frankfurt, Germany

    Quiet and beautiful temple


    The Confucius Temple is pleasantly different from many other temples in Taipei due to the fact that it is a really quiet place, which you can explore without the masses of worshippers and tourists you encounter f.e. at the Longshan Temple. The architecture of Confucian temples is also noticeably different from Buddhist or Taoist temples. Furthermore this temple has a nice little park and a cinema where you can learn more about Confucianism. The temple itself is located about 500m away from the Yuanshan metro station and a visit can easily be combined with a visit to the Baoan Temple right across the street.
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Worth a visit


    Not very old - initially built in 1879 but demolished during Japanese era and rebuilt in 1930. It's a quiet place with some gardens. The temple has 4D cinema which shows the journey of Confucius and the history of the temple. The temple is close to Yuanshan metro station.
  • Jane C

    A splendid temple


    The Confucius temple is a richly decorated temple. It is close to Bao'an temple and can easily be visited along with it. The temple contains a variety of ceramic decorations. A very relaxing place to visit.
  • 421ruthb

    Lyndhurst, United Kingdom

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    Relaxing visit


    The temple is free to visit and there are Englush guides by the entrance. You can walk around the various temple buildings and there are ponds with turtles. There is a lovely atmosphere and you can learn about the Confucian teachings. It is worth visiting the theatre show. it is very child friendly and the special effects are surprising!
  • KPR777

    Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Solo travel

    Another fascinating temple in Taipei that's worth visiting


    An easy walk from Yuanshan MRT station, this somewhat austere Confucius Temple is very simple and peaceful. A visit here should be combined with the nearby Daoist Bao'an Temple on the next block.

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