Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: West Central District/ North District
The West Central District is the most populous and the busiest area. A lot of shops and hotels crowd the district, and the long-standing history results in a variety of street food. In addition to that, this district also has the highest number of temples. This is how it got the name “Tainan’s Pantheon.” Historic buildings are literally ubiquitous. For example, Hayashi Department Store, National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Confucius Temple, Chihkan Tower (formerly Fort Provintia), Sacrificial Rites Martial Temple, Tainan Grand Mazu (name of a goddess) Temple, etc. Recently, the tourism in Tainan has laid emphasis on alleys and lanes. Examples include Fujhong Street specialising in creative handicrafts, as-you-stroll desserts on Jhengsing Street, Shennong Street lined with hundred-year-old ancient houses, Sinyi Street on which the old city gate stands, Sinmei Street where old and new cultures fuse together, and Guohua Street and Baoan Raod famous for all the savoury food. All the traditional and delicious food and flavours are about to burst in your mouth. The North District, on the other hand, is a quiet secret hideaway. Lane 321 on Gongyuan Road used to be a Japanese soldiers’ dormitory. Now a few artists have set up their studios here. There are diversified art styles in each old Japanese-style house. The Garden Night Market on Haian Road is one of the famous night markets in both Tainan and Taiwan, and was the top 12 Facebook check-in location worldwide in 2013.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles629 reviews
Excellent
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This temple has been around since the 17th century and as it's name suggests, is dedicated to Chinese philosopher, Confucius. The main hall is dedicated to Confucius and his students while subsidiary buildings includes one for Confucius and his ancestors, and the Edification Hall, used for lectures and for the cultivation of talented students, which has a banner written with Confucius sayings.
Written 30 April 2024
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a serene and peaceful temple within a nice park where you can sit quietly and contemplate the atmosphere. There is a museum for you to browse in the temple grounds.
Written 27 April 2023
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limww
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
It was a nice afternoon visit for us. There were places to sit around and the landscaping was nice. The main temple building was under renovation and entry was restricted so we didn't manage to enter.

There is a small public park adjacent to the temple ground where it could be accessed through the temple's back gate.
Written 24 April 2019
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Raymond Tan
Singapore, Singapore200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
But if you are looking for visual historical artefacts, it's really quite limited. The squirrels that are in the park are very interesting and cute though.
Written 9 January 2018
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is one of historical sites that one MUST visit when you go to Tainan. There were many antique paintings, chairs, tables architecture and even calligraphy is authentically well-written.
It is centrally-located within the city of Tainan and among some interesting sites to visit.
There are some good food locations and famous shopping mall (Lim Hayashi Department Store) around the same area.
Written 14 April 2017
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jptourist
Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
Unfortunately I visited there in the rain. Not a big temple but has a nice Chinese words wall.
A few cafe and restaurants are around there. After visit, you can enjoy them, too.
Written 6 May 2016
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Inez_nat
Jakarta, Indonesia43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
if you go around tainan, it rather difficult to buy specific tainan souvenir. At this temple you can buy some souvenir. You can choose, to go sight seeing with free and taking picture or buy some ticket to get more info about this temple. You can go there by walk.
Written 16 January 2016
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PharoMarc
Los Angeles, CA303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
Beautiful temple, very different from other temples in Taiwan. A lot of artifacts to see and the gardens and buildings are very well maintained. Try to avoid weekend I can get crazy busy. The streets around it are full of small eateries that offere variety of local food and are not touristy at all. They have a very good milke candy store ( a Taiwanese delicacy) not to be missed
Written 11 January 2015
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jjkchan
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The temple grounds are beautiful and serene. What made the trip extraordinary was this gentleman sitting in the Edification Hall. He engaged my wife and I when we entered the hall and chatted with him. He goes there each day after lunch and brings calligraphic verses from famous Chinese texts. He has given out more than 10000 pieces of his beautiful hand drawn calligraphy. One man, passing on knowledge and, more importantly, values to whomever he connects with.
Written 15 January 2014
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tawuticany
Utica, New York6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Business
I've visited about 15 Confucius Temples in China and Taiwan. The Tainan Temple is one of the best preserved anywhere. Though small in scale (about the same size at the Taipei temple), it served as Taiwan's principal temple under the Qing. They've refrained from adding much paint to the spirit tablets, so the colors of the interior halls are quite beautiful. Be sure to step into the Yicheng Academy behind the main hall, to the right. This academy remains the primary destination for aspiring scholars who come to offer prayers in front of the spirit tablet of Confucius and to the Five Deities of Wenchang, which literally sits right in front of Confucius's tablet – which places Confucius in the primary ritual position, even though he sits behind Wenchang.
Written 17 August 2013
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