Confucius Temple, Hsinchu

Last weekend, I came across Confucius Temple in Hsinchu, which is centrally located in the city near the glass museum and zoo. Temples dedicated to Confucius are common in most major Taiwanese cities and have a much more calm demeanor than the standard Taoist/Chinese temples.

On Teacher’s Day each year, there are often celebrations at these temples as they are seen as shrines to the Chinese culture of education.

  

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2 responses to “Confucius Temple, Hsinchu

  1. Looks very clean and empty like most Confucius temples. The Taoist are much more livelier, I like them more :)

  2. guy

    In the upright wooden plaques in picture #3, the first two and last two characters all appear the same; are these quotations? prayers?

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