Confucius Shrine in Nagasaki is said to be the world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands.
support of the Ch’ing Dynasty government, the shrine was designed
to serve as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese
community, and housed a Confucian sanctuary and primary school.
The buildings were severely damaged by the Atomic bomb explosion on August 9, 1945 and were not restored and opened to the public until September 1967.
Standing outside the shrine are 72 statues representing the 72 followers of Confucius
A building at the rear of the shrine houses the Museum of Chinese History and Palace Museum.
It features large illuminated photographs of the old Silk Road and models of
early Chinese inventions such as the world’s first seismograph.
Palace Museum in Beijing.