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Confucian Temple

Confucian Temple is located in the southeast of Wuwei City, Gansu Province. This ancient complex dates from the Ming Dynasty having been established in 1439. Various extensions have been added over succeeding centuries after it was built. With an area of 1,500 square meters, it is the largest and best-preserved temple dedicated to Confucius in Gansu Province now.

Confucian Temple takes up the central position of the Confucian Temple complex.The offerings here are made in honor of Confucius. In the south side of the complex are the Dacheng Hall, Hastate Gate (Jimen), Lattice Gate(Lingxingmen), the Bridgeof the "Number One Scholar" (Zhuangyuan Bridge) and the Banchi Pool. To the north there is the Sutra pavilion and in the west is the Liangzhou Mansion that houses the Confucian Academy. The eastern part is called the Wenchang Temple. The courtyard has a collection of highly prized and famous stones steles. The most famous of the steles is the Western Xia (1038-1227AD) Tablet which was named on the list of Chinese national treasure.

In 1981 the Gansu Provincial Government declared that the Confucian Temple is a Provincial Relic Protected Unit. It occupies a very important position in the cultural heritage of China.

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