In the critical time known as the "period of spring and autumn annals," the country was in a state of moral chaos. Confucius, who was at the age of fifty-five in 497 B.C., called for this disciples to turn the key and unlock the world of knowledge and attempted to revive the culture to match the glory of the past. In the next 14 years, Confucius travelled around six states. The teaching principle, Education for All , encapsulates the past 2500 years of Chinese culture and heritage while paving the way for the Confucian culture of tomorrow. Through Confucius, knowledge becomes an upward force that has helped to move the world for thousands of years, and will continue to do so in the future.
Temple architecture in China represents the doctrines and systems of rites, cultural features, and the younger generations' respect to the former sages. The Taipei Confucius Temple, situated in the north and faced toward the south, is an architectural construction combing the style of Qufu Confucius Temple and southern Fu Jianese architecture. In 1925, Huang Zan-Jun, Chen Pei-Ken, Koo Hsien-Jung and others advocated the reconstruction and renovation of the Taipei Confucius Temple and went asking for over 200 donations from the gentry and merchants. In 1930, Confucius Ceremony was celebrated in Taipei for the first time in over thirty years. After 14 years of construction, the temple was finished in 1939.
Confucius has long been recognized in China for his unparalleled contribution to the ancient Chinese classic studies. Take with you an affectionat attachment for the great sage when you journey through the Confucius Temple, at the same time you will receive the cultural blessing from Confucianism!
Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday and national holidays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Monday.
Where and how to Get there?
Taipei Confucius Temple (No 275, Dalong St., Datong District, Taipei City)
YuanShan MRT Station, Exit 2