Confucius Temple Nanjing (Fuzimiao Scenic Area)

A shopping market packed inside the historic buildings surrounding the Confucius Temple makes for a popular place to visit in Nanjing, be it night or day.

The entry gate

It was night when we first strolled into the area and after strolling past the traditional old Chinese gate and past the Pizza Hut, KFC and various clothes shops that have wiggled there way into the old buildings we where met with a river alight with color.

The river

Cobblestone streets run alongside the river and old stone bridges run across which made a perfect place to enjoy the colorful display of lights on show and the performace taking place on the boat. Not sure if it happens every night but it was on this particular Sunday night.

It’s a great place for a casual stroll, light shopping and theres plenty of options for lunch or dinner including western or chinese style.

the market area
The murals inside the confucius temple

 

A statue of confucius himself stands tall at the temple entry

Whilst it’s free to wander around the market area and the river, there is a charge for entering the Confucius Temple itself albeit not too expensive. There is also a large modern mall, Nanjing Aqua City, nearby on Jiankang Rd.

Address: 秦虹路1号  Confucius Temple Scenic Area Pedestrian Street, Qinhuai, Nanjing

Map featuring hotels near the Confucius Temple

One thought on “Confucius Temple Nanjing (Fuzimiao Scenic Area)

  • May 3, 2012 at 3:57 am
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    Confucius temple Nanjing looks so inviting in this blog. I wish I can visit the place someday!

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