Confucious Temple

This temple, one of the numerous temples in Taipei, is based on classical Chinese temple architecture. This one was made in the honour of the Chinese thinker and social philosopher Confucious. It dates back to 1928, replacing the original 1879 temple that was damaged beyond repair during a rebellion under the Japanese occupation.

It was a cloudy and rainy day so there weren’t too many people at the temple during my visit, which was a pleasant surprise, because there is nothing more distracting and annoying than the huge Chinese tour groups spoiling many amazing locations.

To me, temples are not very interesting when it comes to photography subjects, but with this photo I tried to do something a bit different and capture the subject in a less than usual way.

Original size: 3872 x 2592 | Date taken: 11.11.2011 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Comments and feedback are appreciated.

(Click on the photograph to see it in a larger size)


About j.t.l.

I’m a creative minded finnish fellow who is passionate about photography, making music, and traveling among many other things.


  1. the temple looks beautiful in b/w. i do love colour photos showing the combination of paints used. I would love to see it in a post one day 🙂

    • Thank you for the comment!
      I might not post a colour version of this particular temple, because the colour photos from this location were not that special and I don’t want to post any photos that are not good enough in my eyes. I think I will post some better colour photos of another temples in Taipei though. Stay tuned. 🙂

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