Nanjing Fuzimiao (Chinese: 南京夫子廟) or Fuzimiao (Chinese: 夫子廟; literally: "Confucian Temple"), is located in southern Nanjing City on banks of the Qinhuai River. Within the area are cultural attractions, arts, shopping, and entertainment.
In 1034 in Song Dynasty, the Confucian Temple was constructed. The current building dates to the 19th century, with additions made since then. Throughout its history, the temple has been a place for study of Confucianism. There is a small exhibit of folkart within the temple.
In 317 during the Jin Dynasty, Nanking Imperial University was constructed in the Fuzimiao area, and later during the Southern Tang dynasty the imperial university was built there. During the southern dynasties, many esteemed families lived in the area. The area was very prosperous in the time of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Then, it was known as Shi Li Qinhuai (Chinese: 十里秦淮), meaning Ten Miles Qinhuai, for the Qinhuai River that passes through the Fuzimiao area.
A nearby canal bank affords boat rides to the nearby Zhonghua Gate. Houses near the temple have the upturned eaves and whitewashed walls, traditional southern Chinese architecture. Attractions include shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. At night, these streets are lined with colorful signs and lights.