Like many other cities with a fairly long history, Tianjin also boasts a large palace-like Confucius Temple (Wen miao).
No one is clear when the temple, the largest ancient complex in the city, was first built, but 1743 is generally regarded as the year the temple started to attract the attention of the public.
The construction in existence is composed of walls, ponds, an ancestral hall (paying tribute to Confucius) and the Dacheng Hall (a place for ancient students to pray for great success in their academic study).
The temple was restored and opened to the populace in 1993 and is worth a look for those who are in the vicinity.
Address: #1 Zhongmen Li
How to get there: One street west of the Ancient Culture Street.
Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Ticket: 4 yuan
(travelchinaguide.com July 25, 2007)