A trip to the Confucius Temple tells so much about the intelligence and beauty of Chinese architectures. The main part of the temple, Dacheng Hall, was designed following the example of ancient Chinese palaces. Fine colorings were added to the heavy eaves. Layers of dugong brackets embodied such humble strength. Sculptures of owls
on the golden red rooftop symbolize Confucius’ belief in education for everyone. Deity of doors are nowhere to be found on the red doors of Confucius Temple for that he once said masters do not talk about spiritual beings. 108 doornails reflect the honor and respect Confucius received. Confucius Temple serves the purpose of both education and the performance of religious ceremonies. Vessels and musical instruments made of ancient methods are used for the annual Memorial Ceremony for Confucius on September 28th. The solemn ceremony is held by the city government as an inheritance of Confucianism. Master of ceremonies takes vessels and musical instruments to perform the dance of Pa Yi, attracting citizens to observe the ritual.
- Introductory Lecture
- Parking Lot
Tour reservations need be made one week prior to the visit. Call Taoyuan Confucius Temple Martyrs’ Shrine Office at 03-3325215 for tour guide services.