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Another view from inside the Hall of Edification looking at the delightful gates. This building used to be a school, in fact it was the first Confucian school in Taiwan.

“Hall of Edification is a common title for auditoriums and the one in the Tainan Confucius Temple is no exception. The word ‘Ming Lun’ refers to erecting the social order that stands for the human relations governed by the religion and the law and awareness the Confucianism bears about the community. The religious and legal system was meant to erect family ties in the early stage of the community before it turned institutionalized and solemnized. It includes honoring the senior, caring the relative, respecting the virtuous and setting rules for both men and women. Confucius believed that a community must be built on order and friendliness and respecting the respectable must support social order and honoring the senior, and caring the young is the driving force of the society.” (

Hoping you will enjoy this slightly different view to yesterday’s up-load..

Have a pleasant evening,


Tags: Gates Architecture Taiwan Landscape and travel Republic of china Confucius temple Tainan Hall of edification

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rachaelk 8 1
16 Feb 2009 6:54PM
beautiful colours


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16 Feb 2009 7:03PM
Beautiful-looking buildings. I love what look like bonsai trees in the tubs outside.
16 Feb 2009 7:10PM
Good viewpoint
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
16 Feb 2009 7:58PM
Great POF and thought provoking shot JeanNoel. Spot on
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
16 Feb 2009 8:39PM
well composed and exposure JNC
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
16 Feb 2009 9:39PM
What a great shot, a interesting viewpoint.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
16 Feb 2009 10:29PM
The framing and light is wonderful in this image, Jennnn
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
17 Feb 2009 12:03AM
Lovely shot. Quite different view and interesting.....Sandy
17 Feb 2009 6:27PM
I spent a while in Taiwan and visited some beautiful and some not so beautiful temples, this one looks lovely.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
17 Feb 2009 6:56PM
Looks a superb place to visit.

18 Feb 2009 8:57PM
Superb, clear shot, nice ambiente,

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