Fūzǐ Temple

sights / Religious

Fūzǐ Temple information

Location
Nánjīng , China
Address
Gongyuan Jie
Getting there
Metro: Fuzimiao
Prices
admission ¥30
Opening hours
9am-10pm
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The Confucian Fūzǐ Temple, in the south of the city in a pedestrian zone, was a centre of Confucian study for more than 1500 years. But what you see here today are newly restored, late-Qing-dynasty structures or wholly new buildings reconstructed in traditional style. Today the area surrounding Fūzǐ Temple has become Nánjīng’s main shopping quarter and is particularly crowded. The whole area is lit up at night, adding to the kitsch ambience.

Tour boats (游船; yóuchuán ) leave from the dock across from the temple itself for 30-minute day (¥60) and evening (¥80) trips along the Qínhuái River (秦淮河; Qínhuái Hé ) between 9am and 10pm. From 2014, the area was due to be served by the Fuzimiao metro station on line 3.