I approach the temple down a beautiful tree-lined residential street and enter through the main gate.
Street outside temple
Entrance to temple
Da Cheng Hall
Class in the courtyard
Off the courtyard is a room full of steles, stone slabs carved by, or in honor of, the emperors. This group contains the forward, written by Emperor Qianlong in 1792, for thirteen Confucian classics written by Jiang Heng.
The Confucian classics
Back outside, I see more great buildings in the complex, with the interiors impeccably restored.
Buildings in the complex
In the courtyards are small buildings with more stone steles ordered by various emperors to commemorate important events.
Buiding and stele inside
And, some small museums provide information on Confucius and life in that era.
Several small museums
I wander some, then head back out into the courtyards to find the next adventure, the Lama Temple down the road.
Back out on the street