Confucius Temple, Taipei

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    Confucius Temple

    by shavy Written Aug 29, 2013
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    The Confucius Temple of Taipei can be traced its origins back to 1875 when the Qing court established in Taipei as a prefecture city for Northern Taiwan. In 1879, construction began in Taipei City, including the literary and martial temples which were to be built inside the southern gate of the city. Both temples faced south, with the Literary Temple on the left and the Martial Temple on the right

    Temple is now noted as Tier-three historical site of Taiwan, visitors are able to see the beautiful preserved paintings and architectures
    Every year on the 28th of September, a grand ceremony with traditional music and dance is performed to honor the great sage

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    Confucius Temple

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 2, 2009

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    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.

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    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 12, 2009

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    This Yaunshan temple is directly across the street from Bao An park. The temple has a once daily performance.

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    by Mr.Sparkle Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Across from Baoan Temple is a Confucius temple that was built in 1879. If you're in the area you should check it out.

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    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    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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