Taichung Confucius Temple 臺中市孔廟 is one of the youngest Confucius temples in Taiwan. It was constructed between 1974 and 1976 and is today regarded by me as the most beautiful temple in the city. Beauty is of course in the eye of the beholder, nevertheless, this temple is quite a looker. What makes it different from other temples is the architecture, that features elements from the Song Dynasty (source), which is in stark contrast with the other Confucius temples in Taiwan, that are incorporating Qing Dynasty architecture. If you're planning a sightseeing tour around Taichung City, this temple should definitely be on your list. And since you are in the area, you can pay a visit to the Taichung Martyrs' Shrine 忠烈祠, which is located right next to the temple.
Let me share some photos with you from 2011:
When I visited the temple, I rode a scooter. However, there are a whole lot of bus options available from the main railway station, check this overview for further information.
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