Nothing much but as a tourist, we are supposed to see everything. So we just pay the cheap entrance fee (Think it is RMB5) and pay about RMB 10 to get some incense to pray to Confucius for luck and prosperity ( We have yet to win the lottery !)
Confucius for those who are not familiar with is the China equivalent of Aristrotle. He is credited with the Confucius school of thoughts (I like to call it confusion school of thoughts).
You will not learn much about him inside the but I guess the temple was built more for spiritual reasons.
Ming Palace Ruins
The ruins of the former Imperial Palace of the Ming dynasty lie in a park called Wuchaomen Park along Zhongshan East Road near the Nanjing Museum. Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (r. 1368-1398), the first emperor of the Ming dynasty built his palace here in 1366 and it was rebuilt in 1375 and eventually completed in 1377. The palace was destroyed during a war between 1853 and 1864 and all that remains are blocks of the ruined palace plus the Five Dragon Bridges and the superb Meridian Gate.
Nanjing - the ancient capital
"Nanjing - the ancient capital"
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in China.
Nanjing was once the capital of China during several historical periods. Situated in the downstream Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities.
We went to Mo Chou Lake, FuZi Miao, Nanjing Chang Jiang Bridge (overlooking the Yangtze River).
"Fu Zhi Miao Night Market"
Nanjing Confucius Temple, Fuzimiao, is the holy shrine of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and thinker.
The temple was first built in 1034 in the Song dynasty.
It was burnt and restored for many times. In 1937, Japanese invaded Nanjing and burnt the temple into ashes.
Fu Zi Miao is a mini Nanjing Road of Shanghai. The whole area is lighted up with neon lights. There are many stall selling souveniers. A great place to take night pictures.
I met up with 2 Maos on my china trip. MaosRedArmy and Mao Zhe Dong.