????The Confucius Temple of Quanzhou is a representative masterpiece of China’s mainstream culture and the largest existing architectural complex of Confucius Temple in southeast China. Built between 976 and 984 (Northern Song Dynasty), it is both an architectural ensemble for the worship of Confucius, the founder of Confucianism as a dominant ideology of ancient China, and the highest educational institution of ancient Quanzhou. It is a center for the dissemination of Confucianism in East Asia and Southeast Asia. It covers an area of 27,000m2 with a floor space of 5,000m2. The main architectures ofDacheng Gate, Dacheng Hall, Jinsheng Gate and Yuzhen Gate still retain the stone foundations and platforms of the Song Dynasty, and their wooden structures were constructed in the Qing Dynasty according to the original look. The center of the temple is Dacheng Hall, a typical wooden structure with double eaves and raised beams and wings of the Song Dynasty. It fully exhibits the nature of official culture and social tradition of ancient China that highlight respect for etiquette and emphasis on education and presents the image, doctrine and reputation of the “Nation of Etiquette” through maritime cultural and trade exchanges.