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A cache by dgreno and mattdgren Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/25/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

A quick stop at an out-of-the-way temple in Beijing, China.

The Temple of Confucius is the second largest Confucian temple in China. Built in 1302 and periodically rebuilt and repaired in the Ming and Qing dynasties, it reopened in 1981 after undergoing major renovation to repair damage done during the Cultural Revolution.

In the courtyard of the temple stands a famous statue of Confucius. The statue stands in the middle of a forest of 198 stone tablets bearing the inscriptions of the name, rank and birthplace of 51,624 scholars that passed the highest exam during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

To log this one, email me and tell me what you find on the left hand side of the statue's base. (Left side as you look at Confucius' face.)

A small admission fee is required to enter the temple.

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