Quanzhou Photo Gallery - Guandi & Confucius Temples

The elaborately-decorated Guandi Temple is dedicated to the god of war, Guan Yu. Located just steps from the historic mosque and a Confucius temple, this short section of street expresses the city's tolerance of many religions back in the day.

Guandi Temple is small and there were lots of worshippers doing their duties so I didn't explore inside. Continuing down the street, after a short walk, I entered through the arches into a massive site. This is the largest Confucius Temple in the southeast region, which served as an educational academy. The temple moved to the present location during the Song Dynasty in the late 10th century.

This navigation map dates from the late Ming Dynasty depicting the Asian ports where Minnan ships sailed.

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