Imperial Examinations History Museum
Not far from the Fūzǐ temple complex, this museum is a recent reconstruction of the building where scholars once spent months – or years...
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum
Hong Xiuquan, the Hakka leader of the Christian Taiping, had a palace built in Nánjīng (then named Tiānjīng or 'Heavenly Capital'), but...
Built on the site of the old Tang-dynasty wall, Zhōnghuá Gate has four rows of gates, making it almost impregnable, and could house a...
After relocating to an alley off Zhongshan Nanlu in a rebuilt historical neighbourhood, this pricey expats’ bar has gone even pricier....
Sculpting in Time
This charming and seriously spacious cafe is an appealing, relaxed spot with an outdoor terrace overlooking the river. With birdcage...
Gongyuan Jie · interesting places nearby
Fūzǐ Temple information
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.