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    Tourist Spots >> Confucian Temple | 苏州文庙
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    update: 1/7/2016
    Dacheng palace, Dacheng Palace tablet, Lingxing Men, Confucius, Confucian temple |大成殿、“大成殿”门匾、棂星门
    The Confucian Temple was established in Suzhou during the Song Dynasty. It became famous throughout the region for scholarly study. During these times, notable happenings were recorded on the stone tablets that flank the temple. 苏州文庙府学是北宋名臣范仲淹于景祐二年(1035年)创建的,迄今已有960多年历史。范仲淹出任苏州知州的次年,在南园遗址上,设学立庙。
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    Description
    The Confucian Temple actually was originally founded as a school. The Confucian Temple School was established at 1035 and has a history of over 960 years. In the following year after Fan Zhongyan’s appointment as Suzhou’s governor, he built the temple as a school in a vacant part of South Park. Fan Zhongyan appointed the famous educator Hu Yuan as the head professor. The temple school became famous for its success and later became a model for schools in other districts and counties. After extensive expansion, the school had reached nearly 200 acres by the time of Qing Dynasty. It was praised as the crown of schools south of the Yangtze River. Nowadays the remaining area of the temple school is only 1/6 of what it used to be. The remaining main buildings include Lingxing Gate, Ji Gate, Dacheng Hall, Chongsheng Shrine, Qixing Pond and Minglun Hall.

    Special points of interest
    Dacheng Hall, the tablet of Dacheng Hall, Lingxing Gate

    Admission fees and opening hours
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30-16:30  
    Admission: free of charge

    Address, phone / contact person
    Confucian Temple, 45 Renmin Lu, Suzhou
    Tel: 0512 6519 7203 (Chinese only)

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    景点介绍
    苏州文庙府学是北宋名臣范仲淹于景祐二年(1035年)创建的,迄今已有960多年历史。范仲淹出任苏州知州的次年,在南园遗址上,设学立庙。庙学合一(即文庙府学合一)范仲淹聘请当时著名教育家胡瑗为教授,因为办学有方,一时名闻天下,成为各地州,县学效仿的楷模。此后历经拓建到明清两代府学文庙的规模很大,占地面积近二百亩。有江南学府之冠的赞誉。现有面积仅为当时的六分之一,目前保留下来的重要建筑有棂星门,戟门,大成殿,崇圣祠,七星池,明伦堂。

    景点特色
    大成殿、“大成殿”门匾、棂星门

    景点票价
    开放时间:周二至周日08:30-16:30
    门票:免费

    地址、电话,联系方式
    地址:苏州市人民路45号苏州文庙府学
    电话:0512 6519 7203

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