The Confucius Temple is a large temple complex dedicated to Confucius. It sits in a quiet residential area on the northern edge of downtown. This temple has several beautiful buildings, large trees, and a tranquil pond. During my visit, a small child kept handing me sticks of incense as she stood in front of the main temple.
The Taipei Confucius Temple is modeled after the original Confucius Temple in Qufu, China. In keeping with the sober spirit of Confucianism, the building is appropriately austere. Visitors also won't find the spring couplets common at other types of temples. Some say this is because it would be rude to display the writing of another in a temple dedicated to the Sage. Among the Confucius temples in Taiwan, Taipei's is the only one adorned with southern Fujian-style ceramic applique. At the main hall of the temple one can see a black plaque with gold lettering that reads "Educate without Discrimination." Every year on September 28, a grand ceremony with traditional music and stylized dancing is held at the temple in honor of Confucius.
Please note the temple is closed on Mondays.
This Yaunshan temple is directly across the street from Bao An park. The temple has a once daily performance.
Across from Baoan Temple is a Confucius temple that was built in 1879. If you're in the area you should check it out.
The Confucius Temple of Taipei has its origins in 1875 when the Ching court established Taipei as a prefecture city for northern Taiwan.
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