The Suzhou Confucian Temple is located in the ancient city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, on the south bank of the Yangtze River.
It was the first temple school in China and is notable for containing the four greatest steles of Song Dynasty.
In 1961, the stone inscriptions in Suzhou Confucian Temple were listed among the first batch of National Key Cultural Relics Protection Units by The State Council of the People’s Republic of China. They respectively represent sky, ground, people and city. Formerly placed in Dacheng Hall, they are presently in the wing-room beside the hall, under special protection.