Harbin Confucius Temple was built in 1926 and completed in 1929. The temple ground occupies an area of 25,000 square meters and its construction area is 5,674 square meters. It is not only the most complete existing old building in Heilongjiang Province, but the largest one of its kind in Northeast China. In 1996, the temple was listed on the key historical sites under state protection.
In China, the Confucius Temple is the temple set up to worship the great ancient Chinese statesman, thinker and educator, as well as the founder of the Confucianism. Confucius, who was born in Shandong province 2,500 years ago and taught more than 3,000 students in his lifetime, among them 72 were outstanding. He is the greatest teacher in China's history and has worldwide influence and his works have worldwide influence.
Harbin Confucius Temple is a perfect combination of ancient Chinese garden and architecture. It has 3 beautiful courtyards with many old trees and rare flowers. Its buildings are characterized with very strong Qing Dynasty's architectural style. The main buildings are all located on the axis and other buildings on its sides. They are also symmetrical. The main buildings are covered with glazed yellow tiles which were exclusively used by the royal buildings. As Confucius was worshiped by all emperors, the Confucius Temple was given the privilege of using this color. Building on the sides use green tiles. Small as it is, the temple looks spectacular as the Forbidden City in Beijing, and is nicknamed "the Forbidden City of Harbin".
Harbin Confucius Temple is located in No. 25 (right beside the campus of the Harbin Engineering University), Wenmiao Street, Nangang District.
How to get
Take public buses 3, 6, 25, 52, 55 66 and 70, or trolley buses 104 and 105 to Harbin Engineering University, then walk east about 200-300 along the campus.