The Hangzhou Confucius Temple including the Hangzhou Stele Forest is a newly founded and free memorial building in the memory of Confucius, the founder of Confucianism. The temple is located on Laodong Road, in the northwest of Wushan Square.
The temple was built between 1023 and 1063. In 1131 the Official Local Construction Educational Institution moved to the present location, and the Temple of Confucius was also moved here.
The total area of the temple is 1.32 acres, and the layout and architectural style are traditional and strongly influenced by the Jiangnan garden art. The entire temple consists of two parts, the west, and the east.