Hsinchu Confucius Temple

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  • Phone:+886 03 521-6121
  • Address:No.289, Gongyuan Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Hsinchu Confucius Temple is located in Hsinchu's East District, on Gongyuan Road, No.289. As its name implies, it is a temple dedicated to Confucius. It was built during the Jiaqing reign of the Qing Dynasty. Zhang Xuepu, Lin Xi, Guo Chengjin, Zheng Yongxi, Lin Zhangqin, Lin Shaoxian, and others all donated to build the temple. Its original site was located within the left side of Hsinchu City gates. Nowadays, it is the area between Zhongxing Department Store to the International Theater. Since the Qing Dynasty, the temple held entrance exams so that scholars in Hsinchu would not have to travel all the way to Changhua. In particular, Confucius Temple was an official government temple, and as a result, the door did not feature a door god. Instead, there was 180 door nails. A semi-circular pool is located ahead, installed due to feng-shui. During the old days, only the pool for the king's study could be circular in shape, so this one was made semi-circular. When it was the Japanese occupation period, it was turned into an arsenal for the Hsinchu garrison, and the sacrifical ceremonies for Confucius were abolished. Later on due to protests from the people, the ceremonies resumed, and Japan also withdrew their soldiers. Dacheng Hall still housed the ancestral tablet, but during a later period the surroundings of the hall were turned into classrooms for an all-female school. Although Dacheng Hall was preserved, much damage had still occured. After the war, the meager remaining materials were used to repairs and rennovations. Every year during the ceremony on Teacher's Day (also Confucius' birthday), distinguished officials from all over will come and attend. 


Opening Hours
Everyday 08:00-22:00

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