Confucius Temple and Imperial Academy

Confucianism is not a religion but a set of values based on the teachings of Confucius who lived about 2,500 years ago at about the same time as Buddha. The first parts of this temple date from 1306 and it came to be the place where emperors came to offer sacrifices hoping for guidance in ruling. Next to the temple is the Imperial Academy of similar age which was the highest educational institution in China. The two sites are, thankfully, seemingly off the tourist ticklist and were delightfully peaceful on the rather grey day when we were there.

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Confucius

Steles

Stele

Stele house

Stele

Dragon pavement

Drumstones

Drum

Courtyard

Courtyard

Da Cheng Hall

Da Cheng Hall

Da Cheng Hall

Sacrifices

Instruments

Instruments

Instruments

Instruments

Sacrifices

Sacrifices

Sacrifices

Instruments

Oven

Imperial College

Bell & drum pavillion

Tilework

Biyong Hall

Biyong Hall

Biyong Hall

Biyong Hall

Biyong Hall

Biyong Hall

Biyong Hall

Sundial

Happiness cards

Tilework
 
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