The “Pan Gong Stone and Pan Pond” was originally the first entrance to the Confucius Temple site. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, Qing dynasty, Prefect Jiang Yuan-Shu renovated the entrance in the temple restoration project. He hired masons to carve a beautiful archway before shipping it to Tainan for erection. Amongst all Confucius temples in Taiwan, only the one in Taiwan has this pre-built archway. During the Japanese colonization, the stone archway was separated from the temple for building Nanmen Road. The functions of the archway have since been forgotten, and many people do not know it was part of the Confucius Temple.