An earlier temple at this location was destroyed by the Japanese (who occupied Taiwan from 1895 to 1945), and the building visitors see today was constructed by a famous Fujian craftsman in the 1920s. Dedicated to China’s most famous philosopher, the temple is an oasis of calm in the Datong district of Taipei. There are interactive displays about Confucius's teachings and a so-called 4-D cinema showing Confucian-themed films. (The extra D is for the physical effects that are part of the movie experience, including vibrations and wind.) Across the road, the spectacular 200-year-old Baoan Temple relies on traditional construction methods from the Fujian province of China.