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Worth it for a photo-op

I stayed in Chinatown, so stopping to see this statue wasn't a big deal at all. It's in the middle... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Mia C
Erie, Pennsylvania

This is a statue of the Great Confucius. The statue is beautiful. Great to stop and take photo when... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

I stayed in Chinatown, so stopping to see this statue wasn't a big deal at all. It's in the middle of a little plaza in the center of Chinatown, and while Chinatown is usually pretty chaotic, but this plaza wasn't busy and was a piece...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is a statue of the Great Confucius. The statue is beautiful. Great to stop and take photo when going past.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Confucius is a famous person in Chinese culture so if you're around it's worth a quick stop to check it out and read it

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We walked past the statue on our way to dim sum without stopping but glad we paused on our second pass by. The Confucian Proverb about "great harmony" describes a world to which we should aspire.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank narfishi
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Prominently displayed in a small plaza in the heart of Chinatown. It is set back nicely and done interested people actually stop and read the inscription. I am surprised that with so many people milling about. There is not more interest in this important person...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Allansha
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We accidentally came upon this statue while wandering around Chinatown. Just a few days after the recent election, we found the quote quite poignant - ""When the Great Principle prevails, the world is a Commonwealth in which rulers are selected according to their wisdom and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Was in town for a family wedding. Passed the statue a couple of times on way to or from my hotel. As statues go it was nice although not overly huge. It contributed a little oasis of peacefulness amidst the hustle & bustle of China...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank CelticMarine
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Great place on the less visit side of china town. So if you are there do not miss this place (on Bowery). Even though the place is not well taken care.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Permuth
Reviewed 25 November 2015

So typical of New York City to always remember the immigrant groups who settled there and to pay respect to their traditions, customs and religions. Once in dispute, this statue is an accepted part of the Chinatown landscape.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Marciahi
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The location of the statue is actually on the southwest section of Confucius Plaza. It's obvious the connection with Chinatown and the statue. However, it appears to be overlooked and forgotten by the community.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Steve T
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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