The Confucius Temple was originally built in Song Dynasty, located south of the city center, beside Gongyuan Street on the north bank of the Qinhuai River. It is a bustling and bustling city evolved from the cultural and educational center. What is commonly called the Confucius Temple actually includes the Confucius Temple, Xuegong and the main building complex of the Gongyuan.
The whole building occupies a very large area. It faces the north bank of Qinhuai in the south, from Wende Bridge to Lishe Bridge, starts from Yaojia Lane in the east, Sifu Lane in the west, and east of Jiankang Road in the north. The ancient buildings were damaged, and each generation was rebuilt and expanded. The buildings and pavilions were heavy and magnificent. By the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic, the structure and layout of the halls remained the crown of the southeast provinces. The Confucius Temple buildings we see today are partly rebuilt in the late Qing Dynasty and partly in recent years. Its main body is Shanmianchi (accompaniment pond), the outer ring of the Wanxian palace wall, and the east and the west carved by the East and West gates are the handwriting of Zeng Guofan. The main gate is called Xingxingmen, followed by Dacheng Gate. Crossing the Dacheng Gate to the Dacheng Hall is a place dedicated to Confucius. There are a side hall and a pr omenade. From now on, it is the Chongsheng Temple, with a tall structure. After the Chongsheng Temple, the mountain is ruled. Gu Tinglin feeds on the mountain. There is a pavilion on the top of the mountain, overlooking the magnificent posture of Zhongshan, and overlooking the Confucius Temple. Jiangning House was built in the east of Confucius Temple in the late Qing Dynasty, and most of the buildings have been destroyed.
The Lantern Festival in Confucius Temple is held here from the first to the eighteenth day of the first lunar month. In 1985, the Nanjing Municipal Government restored the ancient building complex of Confucius Temple. The appearance of the Confucius Temple area has also been rebuilt. Many shops, restaurants, and snack bars have been converted into Ming and Qing style. The Gongyuan Street near the river has been transformed into an antique tourism and cultural business street. Content. The Confucius Temple complex is a collection of Confucian Temple, Xuegong and Jiangnan Gongyuan. It is the essence of Qinhuai scenery. You can visit here for 1 hour.
Transportation: Take Tour 2 and Tour 4 and get off at Confucius Temple Station 1, 7, 31, 40, and 301, and get off at Changle Road Station at 2, 4, 16, 33, 44, 49