A New Place to Enjoy Reading in Kunming

Recently, the Dacheng Study in the Confucius Temple of Kunming was officially opened to the public free of charge. As long as you come here to find a book, you can start a nice journey to knowledge.

According to "the 4th batch of National Demonstration Zones of Public Cultural Services System", with the aim of building cultural museum without walls, Kunming Cultural Center and Kunming Library jointly create a new reading space Dacheng Study in Confucius Temple. The interior of Dacheng Study is mainly designed in ancient style, with rich cultural experience as the main design concept. The decoration uses warm lights, wooden bookshelves and seats, as well as simple and classic chandeliers, which are set against the murals inside, creating a perfect reading environment.


People read quietly in Dacheng Study.

The Dacheng Study is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. In order to enable the public and tourists to experience the excellent traditional Chinese culture and the colorful culture of ethnic minority in Yunnan, the study has a collection of more than 10,000 books, covering politics, economics, literature, history, science and technology, children's books and other categories. Books are sorted into shelves and replaced regularly. It should be reminded that the books in Dacheng Study are only available for on-site reading and do not provide lending service.


The Dacheng Study was officially opened to the public free of charge.

It is known that during the period of the Republic of China, except Dacheng Hall, which was still retained as a temple to commemorate Confucius, other buildings were set into book museums, lecture halls and so on to serve the education. Lin Huiyin and Liang Sicheng once held an exhibition of "Construction Method" in the Confucius Temple of Kunming. Southwest Associated University held evening classes here, and Zhu Ziqing and other celebrities gave lectures here. Since its establishment in 1950, the Kunming Cultural Center has been working in the Confucius Temple, which has been used as an important place for carrying out public cultural activities in Kunming.

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(Editors: Rachel, Christine)

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