Confucian Temple Garden

First built in the time of the Emperor Kangxi in the Qing dynasty and covering 10,000 square metres, this was one of the largest Confucian temple gardens in the north of China. In recent years it has benefited from a 25 million RMB restoration fund which expanded the site to 32,000 square metres. Set within the garden is a 6.2 metre high statue of the master Kong Zi (Confucius). This is the largest statue of Kong Zi in China today. It was carved from granite and was hollowed out inside to save weight. Despite this it still weighs over 40 tonnes.

Map showing location of Confucian Temple Garden

Above: Location of Confucian Temple Garden in Liaoyang, Liaoning, China