Pingyao Confucian Temple

Admission Fee CNY 125
Free for Children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).
This is the ticket fare of Pingyao Ancient City combo ticket, including a visit to almost all scenic sites in the ancient city.
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Opening Hours
March – November: 08:00 – 18:30
December – Next February: 08:00 – 17:30

The Confucius Temple, also known as Wenmiao in Pingyao, serves as a sacred site dedicated to the veneration of Confucius, the esteemed philosopher, educator, and founder of the Confucian school. Situated in the southeast corner of Pingyao Ancient Town, this revered temple boasts a rich history dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618 – 908 AD), making it one of the oldest and most well-preserved of its kind in China.

Spanning an expansive area of 35,811 square meters (42,830 square yards), the Confucius Temple is organized into five courtyards aligned from south to north. Additionally, it features two side courtyards situated to the east and west, further enhancing its grandeur and architectural significance.

Throughout its storied existence, the Confucius Temple has served as a place of reverence and contemplation, drawing pilgrims and scholars alike to pay homage to the teachings and legacy of Confucius. With its serene ambiance, traditional architecture, and cultural significance, the temple stands as a timeless testament to the enduring influence of Confucian philosophy in Chinese society.

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