Confucius Temple

Gulou East Street

This peaceful temple is believed to have been built in the early 18th century. Within is a small museum covering the teachings of Confucius and an area where you can buy small plaques on which to write prayers and wishes. Pedestrian-only Ancient Culture Street is lined with replica Qing-dynasty buildings, many of them housing shops selling handicrafts and snacks. The two-story Yuhuang Pavilion is the street’s oldest structure, dating back to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

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