Confucius Temple Area
To the south of Nanjing sits the Confucius Temple
on the bank of Qinhuai River. The Qinhuai River is the longest tributary of
the Yangtze River in Nanjing area, totaling 110 kilometers long.
Most of the buildings in the Confucius Temple area were rebuilt
and renovated in the mid-1980s and 1990s and becomes a
tourist site of culture and commerce.
It is an ideal place for tourist to understand traditional
Chinese culture as well as enjoy shopping.
The Confucius Temple is the ritual place of worshipping
and offering sacrifices to Confucius. Confucius is the great
thinker philosopher and educator of ancient China.
Confucius was born in a declining noble family in the state of Lu.