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Confucius Temples

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived during the Spring and Autumn period.

His philosophy or Confucianism influcenced the lives of people till the present especially in China, East Asia and among the overseas Chinese community.

Confucius Temples are been built across China and overseas to pay homage to Confucius, his disciples and other Confucian scholars and philosophers. The Confucius Temples are also used a venue for imperial exams and for teaching Confucianism.

The Confucius Temples were built to a similiar design and layout.

Main Features:

There used to be 3000 Confucius Temples around the world with about 1600 in China. There are now about 300 Confucius Temples still in good condition with 21 listed as Natiional Historical and Cultural sites.



Below is the list of 35 Confucius Temples, 31 in China and 4 around the world.

North China:
East China:
Northeast China:
Central China:
South China:
Southwest China:
Northwest China:
Rest of the World:

Dismounting Stele


Dismounting Stele

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Screen Wall


Screen Wall

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Pan Pond and Bridge


Pan Pond and Bridge

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Lingxing Gate


Lingxing Gate

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Hall of Great Achievement


Hall of Great Achievement

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Hall of Great Completion


Hall of Great Completion

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Hall of Great Completion


Hall of Great Perfection

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Shrine of Adoring the Sage


Shrine of Adoring the Sage

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Qufu City

Region:
East China

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Era:

Location: Qufu City

Province: Shandong Province

Qufu City Nishan County

Region:
East China

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Era:

Location: Qufu City Nishan County

Province: Shandong Province

Beijing

Region:
North China

Beijing Confucius Temple Dismounting Stele

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Era:

Location: Beijing City

Province: Beijing

Beijing Confucius Temple Screen Wall

Beijing Confucius Temple Chu Jian Cypress Tree

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Gate

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Hall

Beijing Confucius Temple Da Cheng Hall

Taiyuan City

Region:
North China

Taiyuan Confucius Temple

Era:

Location: Taiyuan City

Province: Shanxi Province

Jinzhong City Pingyao County

Region:
North China

Pingyao Confucius Temple

Era:

Location: Jinzhong City Pingyao County

Province: Shanxi Province

Tianjin Nankai District (Fuxue)

Region:
North China

In the Ming and Qing dynasties, prefectures, cities and counties have their own Confucius Temples. Tianjin is the only case in China where the city and county Confucius Temples are bulit within the same complex.

Era: Ming Dynasty

Location: Tianjin City Nankai District (Fuxue)

Province: Tianjin

Tianjin Nankai District (Xianxue)

Region:
East China

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Era: Qing Dynasty

Location: Tianjin City Nankai District (Xianxue)

Province: Tianjin

Shanghai Baoshan District

Region:
East China

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Era:

Location: Shanghai City Baoshan District

Province: Shanghai

Shanghai Huangpu District

Region:
East China

Shanghai Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Shanghai City Huangpu District

Province: Shanghai

Nanjing City

Region:
East China

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Era:

Location: Nanjing City

Province: Jiangsu Province

Jinan City

Region:
East China

Jinan Confucius Temple Dacheng Main Hall

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Era:

Location: Jinan City

Province: Shandong Province

Suzhou City

Region:
East China

Suzhou Confucius Temple Dacheng Hall

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Era:

Location: Suzhou City

Province: Jiangsu Province

Qingdao City

Region:
East China

Jimo Ancient City Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Qingdao City Jimo District

Province: Shandong Province

Linyi City

Region:
East China

Linyi Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Linyi City

Province: Shandong Province

Heze City Juye County

Region:
East China

Heze Juye Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Heze City Juye County

Province: Shandong Province

Huainan City

Region:
East China

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Era:

Location: Huainan City Shou County

Province: Anhui Province

Xiamen City

Region:
East China

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Era:

Location: Xiamen City Tong'an District

Province: Fujian Province

Xuchang City

Region:
Central China

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Era:

Location: Xuchang City

Province: Henan Province

Hebi City

Region:
Central China

Xun County Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Hebi City Xun County

Province: Henan Province

Huaihua City

Region:
Central China

Zhijiang County Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Huaihua City Zhijiang County

Province: Hunan Province

Quanzhou City

Region:
East China

Quanzhou Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Quanzhou City Licheng District

Province: Fujian Province

Longyan City

Region:
East China

Dingzhou Confucius Temple, Changting County

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Era:

Location: Longyan City Changting County

Province: Fujian Province

Nantong City

Region:
East China

Nantong Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Nantong City

Province: Jiangsu Province

Taipei City

Region:
East China

Taipei Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Taipei City

Province: Taiwan Province

Nanchong City

Region:
Southwest China

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Era:

Location: Nanchong City

Province: Sichuan Province

Guangyuan City

Region:
Southwest China

Zhaohua Ancient City Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Guangyuan City Zhaohua District

Province: Sichuan Province

Deyang City

Region:
Southwest China

Deyang Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Deyang City

Province: Sichuan Province

Urumqi City

Region:
Southwest China

Urumqi Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Urumqi City

Province: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Xian City

Region:
Southwest China

Xian Confucius Temple

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Era:

Location: Xian City

Province: Shaanxi Province

Japan Nagasaki

Region:
Japan Kyushu

Confucian Temple

The temple was first built in 1893 and claimed to be the only one built by chinese labour outside China. The funds for construction was contributed by the Qing government. The land belongs to China and is managed by Chinese embassy in Tokyo.

Era:

Location: Nagasaki City

Prefecture: Nagasaki

Japan Okinawa

Region:
Japan Kyushu

Kume Confucian Temple

The Confucian temple was first built 340 years ago during the Kingdom of Ryukyu era. The Meirindo was built 40 years later as the first public school in Okinawa.

The temple was rebuilt in 1975 while the building on the right serves as the Meirindo.

Era:

Location: Naha City

Prefecture: Okinawa

Seoul City

Region:
Seoul City

Munmyo

Jeonju City

Region:
North Jeolla Province

Jeonju Hyanggyo

Era:

Location: Jeonju City

Prefecture: North Jeolla Province

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