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4-Hour Private Tour Of The Confucius Temple Of Taiwan



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Religious, History, Museum

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Visit the Confucius Temple in Tainan, which has more than 350 years of history and was the first of its kind in Taiwan. Join the guide on this experience and uncover its rich history and cultural significance together. See the Tainan Literature Museum, impressive stone carvings, lion statues, draining hole dragon and traditional musical instruments.

  • Admire the stone carvings and lion statues on the main entrance of the temple
  • See the facade of the Literature Museum 
  • Explore the school attached to the temple
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    • We will begin the tour from the streets of Tainan city and walk over to admire the facade of the Tainan Literature Museum. 
    • Next, we will walk towards the biggest roundabout in the city, and the guide will show the current fire department, which used to be a research building and the tallest tower in Tainan in the early 1900s. 
    • Finally, making our way to the Confucius Temple, we will look at the pagoda of the Taoist God. The guide will show you some impressive stone carvings and lion statues at the main entrance. We will see the draining hole dragon and traditional musical instruments on display and explore the school attached to the temple. 
    • After admiring the stone tablets with a map of the temple area and understanding some recording history, we visit the stone gate which was earlier in front of the temple but shifted across the street to make space for the road. 
    • As we admire this magnificent gate, the guide will tell you stories behind the strange appearance of our statues of lions - the perfect cultural fact to take home with you at the end of the tour.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Public transport included 
What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • K


    Fascinating History and Culture

    This tour was a perfect blend of history and culture. Shuo-yi's stories about the Confucius Temple and the surrounding area were fascinating and informative.

  • F


    A Cultural Delight

    The private tour of the Confucius Temple of Tainan was a cultural delight. Shuo-yi's knowledge of the history and culture of the area was impressive, and we learned so much about the temple and its surroundings. The stone carvings and lion statues were beautiful, and the stories behind them were fascinating. The visit to the school attached to the temple was enchanting, and we left feeling inspired and enlightened about the Confucian philosophy. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience, and I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tainan.

  • K


    Impressive Stone Carvings

    The stone carvings at the Confucius Temple were impressive, and Shuo-yi's explanations about their significance were insightful.

  • N


    Interesting Stone Gate

    The stone gate at the Confucius Temple was interesting, and the guide's explanation about why it was moved across the street was enlightening.

  • K


    Enchanting School Attached to the Temple

    The school attached to the Confucius Temple was enchanting, and the guide's stories about its history added to the overall experience.

  • J


    Exploring Confucian Teachings and Traditions

    Confucius is not revered as a deity but rather honoured as a Sage, with his teachings serving as a moral compass, especially in matters of governance. Confucian temples, akin to Protestant churches, typically exude simplicity in their design. In Taiwan, Confucius' Birthday doubles as Teachers' Day, highlighting the veneration of educators as paragons of morality and wisdom.

  • L

    Lea Chan

    Stunning Pagoda

    The pagoda at the Confucius Temple was stunning, and the guide's explanation about the Taoist God added to the overall appreciation of the site.

  • G


    Exploring Taipei's multiple small Temple of Knowledge

    I couldn't help but notice the abundance of temples, both grand and humble. Yet, amidst this tapestry of religious devotion, one temple stood out to me in a remarkable way. Unlike its counterparts, it wasn't a place of traditional worship but rather a sanctuary dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment. Stepping inside, I was greeted by a burst of vivid colors that seemed to whisper tales of Confucius and his disciples. The walls echoed with the history of ancient scholars and their quest for wisdom. It was a beautiful juxtaposition—a temple dedicated not to religious rituals but to the noble pursuit of learning. In the heart of this bustling metropolis, I found solace within the temple's serene atmosphere. It was a sanctuary amidst the chaos—a place where one could contemplate amidst the rush of daily life. As I explored its corridors, I couldn't help but feel a sense of reverence for the teachings that echoed within its walls. This temple, with its rich history and dedication to enlightenment, served as a reminder of the enduring power of knowledge. It was a testament to the timeless wisdom of Confucius and a beacon of inspiration in the heart of Taipei's vibrant cityscape.

  • J


    Best combination of Public transport and walking on foot

    We opted for the metro and a short walk from the nearest station to reach the temple. Upon our arrival, we found the atmosphere to be notably tranquil, in contrast to the bustling crowds at the nearby Bao An temple.

  • M


    Beautiful Lion Statues

    The lion statues at the main entrance of the temple were beautiful, and the guide's stories about their unusual appearance made the experience even more memorable.

  • R


    Enlightening Experience

  • L


    Enchanting School Attached to the Temple

    The school attached to the Confucius Temple was enchanting, and the guide's stories about its history added to the overall experience.

Starting From


USD 180 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)