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“Make sure not to miss this temple”

Taipei Confucius Temple
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Taipei Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport
Ranked #17 of 549 things to do in Taipei
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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Make sure not to miss this temple”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

It was a bit of a trip for us to get here but really was worth it. It is beautiful the colors, carvings and the art are all worth the trip but the learning opportunites and the atmosphere make it very special.

Not to be missed.

Visited February 2014
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NY, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“Worth a stop if you are in the area”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

If taking the MRT, the stop is "Yuanshan" on the "red line" heading north to either Beitu or Tamsui - front of the train. When you exit the turnstile, on the left hand side there is an "Information" booth staffed by helpful people who can give you directions, maps and a handy "Dalongdong The Ins and Outs" guide. You look for "Kulun Street" and then make a left and walk approx. 4 blocks, you can't miss the wall on the north side of the street that will surround the Confucius Temple.

This is a "free" attraction and more of a museum than a temple. Well maintained, not crowded and relatively quiet. Clean restrooms - remember to look for the drawing or photo on the door indicating a western toilet if you are not accustomed to the "crouching over the floor" version.

It is worth 10-15 minutes of your time especially if you will be visiting Bao An Temple afterwards. The beauty of the Linsheng Garden next door did not shine through as it was the month of several festivals and the only open space was occupied by a large temporary stage set up for evening performances. Our visit took place on Sunday during the ChingMing Tomb Sweeping holiday.

Visited April 2014
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LOS ANGELES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful to the tiniest of details!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This temple is right across one of Bao'an temples so great 2 for 1 experience for those who know nothing to little. Beautiful carvings, details within the buildings. Great to just walk around. They have a very fun and informative interactive program throughout the compound. Must see!

Visited January 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Beautiful temple in a bustling city, they have made a lot of effort setting up interactive learning here one of them being calligraphy. It was easy to learn things about Confucius here as displays were also in English. The temple decoration it's self is stunning, and the place isn't as big as some temples so it's not overwhelming, great for the whole family. There is a cafe and little shop here also.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The building is not as intricate detailed as the rest of the big temples however the ambience is really peaceful and tranquil, befitting for a place honoring the great sage. There were some musicians practicing traditional musical instruments when we visited there, which adds to the atmosphere. I was told that the columns facing the inside of the temples were void of inscriptions as the builders do not dare to flaunt their small knowledge in front of the great sage.

Visited December 2013
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