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Confucius Temple in Nanjing, built during the Song Dynasty in A.D.1034, dedicated to the worship of Confucius, a great philosopher and educator of ancient China and the tenets he set down for a perfect society. The temple has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. According to The Guide of history in Nanjing, The Confucius Temple was rebuilt in Qing Dynasty (A.D.1869), but was seriously damaged by the invading Japanese troops in 1937. In order to maintain the old city, the Chinese Government assigned funds to restore the Confucius Temple. Nowadays, it once more displays its splendor to the world.

The famous Qinhuai River is flowing in front of the Confucius Temple. There is a 110 meters long screen wall on the south bank of the river, which is the longest screen wall in China and piled with bricks. What’s more is the Dacheng Hall of the Confucius Temple, which is a 16.22 meters high and 28.1 meters wide hall with a 1.5 meter high pedestal. Also, there are two fascinating sites in the inner hall: one is the largest figure of Confucius in China, and the other is the marvelous collections of the 38 vivid panels which are made of various jade, gold and silver, demonstrating the whole life of Confucius.

There are a few extant Song Dynasty architectures in the Confucius Temple. When you stand in front of the temple, you can see a Lune pond in front of the gate. On the south bank of the pond, there is a screen wall piled with bricks, it is one of the three extant screen walls in Nanjing City. A variety of snacks encompassing eight of the most famous flavours are available for purchase here. Everyone's individual tastes are well catered for. They are necessary parts of food culture in Nanjing.
How to travel in Confucius Temple in Nanjing, Here are some guide information about Confucius Temple. The detail is following:
Address: No.310 of  Zhonghualu,Qinhuai District, Nanjing
Admission Fee: CNY 15 (Dacheng Hall)
Opening hours: 08:00 a.m-21:00 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 25 52262298

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I read in my guide book that there is also a Confucius Temple in Nanjing. What is the difference between it and the Confucius Temples in other places of China?

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Confucius Temple in Nanjing (or Fuzi Temple), was built during the Song Dynasty in A.D.1034, dedicated to the worship of Confucius. There you can still have a glipse of Song buildings and enjoy the pretty view of Qinhuai River.