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Nanjing Confucius Temple

Introducing Nanjing Confucius Temple, Nanjing Confucius Temple Guide, Nanjing Confucius Temple Travel Guide
Article from Nanjing Municipal Commission of Tourism

Nanjing Confucius Temple area, which is the most lively place at inner Qinhuai River, is the First AAAAA scenic area opened to the public for free. Nanjing Confucius Temple area has been historically known as the cream of Qinhuai River scenic area,which is commonly known as“Five-kilometer Qinhuai”. Nanjing Confucius Temple is an area integrating natural sceneries, gardens, temples, schools, streets, civil residences with local customs and habits. With Nanjing Confucius Temple ancient architectural ensemble as the center and the Five-kilometer Qinhuai Riveras the axis, Nanjing Confucius Temple stretches from Dongshuiguan Park in the east to Xishuiguan Park in the west,Shuixi City-Gate.

In Nanjing Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River scenic area, reputed as a gorgeous place in the region to the south of the Yangtze River and a venue of elegent Nanjing” as well as Five-kilometer bead curtain, there are countless scenic spots as well as literary and historic anecdotes. With historical and cultural foundation symbolic of urban development lasting over 2000 years in Nanjing , Nanjing Confucius Temple is one of the earliest important birthplaces of Nanjing and the most bustling cultural and commercial center in the history of Nanjing, representing its prosperity historically. Along the bank of the Qinhuai River, there is an enclosure for defense as the biggest and the best preserved of its kind in the world, i.e. enclosure for defense within Zhonghua City-Gate.

There is Zhanyuan Garden known as the No. one garden in Nanjing, and one of the five famous gardens in the region to the south of the Yangtze River together with Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, Zhuozhengyuan Garden and Liuyuan Garden in Suzhou and Jichangyuan Garden in Wuxi in the Qing dynasty. As the neighbor of Zhangyuan Garden, there is a museum as the only one majoring in the history of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom in China as well as Egret Park (Bailuzhou), the private park of Xu Da (Zhognshan King) as a founding general of the Ming dynasty, in addition to Jiangnan Examination Hall, the biggest imperial civil examination venue in ancient China, etc. In Nanjing Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River scenic area, there are former residences for such rich and noble families in the Eastern Jin dynasty as Wang Dao and Xie An as well as the former residence of Shen Wanshan, the No. one rich man in the Ming dynasty in the region to the south of the Yangtze River, the former residence of Li Xiangjun as a legendary figure of Peach-flower fan in the period from the late Ming dynasty to the early Qing dynasty, the former residence of Wu Jingzi, the writer of Unofficial History of the Literati and one of the greatest man of letters in China, the former residence of Qin Dashi, in addition to such historic remains as Wuyi Lane, Taoye Ferry, Dongshuiguan Sluice, Xishuiguan Sluice, ancient Changganli and Phoenix Terrace, etc. They resemble splendid bright pearls inlaid in Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River scenic area. Boating on the Qinhuai River as the No. one River famous for its history and culture in China has become a special tourist brand in Nanjing.

Quick Facts on Nanjing Confucius Temple

Name: Nanjing Confucius Temple
Location: Xuanwu Districts, Nanjing
Dates: Song Dynasty (1034AD)
Phone: +86-25-52209788
Best Time to Visit: March to November
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
Opening Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Dachegn Palace: CNY15
Gong Yard: CNY15
Old Residence of Wang & Xie: CNY8
Residence of Li Bianxiang: CNY8

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