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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing, China
+86 10 8401 1977
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Originally built in 1302 and used as a place for sacrifices to Confucius during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, this former temple lost its religious function during the “bourgeois revolution” in 1912 and currently houses the Capital Museum.
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No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth trying to find this place. There are lots of rooms of exhibits covering Confucius, his life and ideal and the impact on societies throughout the world.

Thank Robyn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is temple that is almost in front of the better known Lama Temple and certainly worth a visit if you are not pressed for time. It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China and was built at the beginning of the 14th century....More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum is a kindle of place you find when you are in the city for long haul. Serene!

Thank Angad P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a guide, I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge about the culture and history of China. This knowledge made my entire visit more special. Take time and have a guide. Expect many visitors at the sight.

1  Thank ProfessionalFemale
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I don't think the temple itself a must-see, but if you have time it is worth a visit. I enjoyed educating myself reading information boards. The area around is very interesting to explore - small streets, many small boutique shops, snack stalls, an some good...More

Thank Rynalau
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stumble across this temple after visiting Lama Temple. The Temple of Confucius was awesome and we timed it right to see a small show which was great. There are a lot of interesting little rooms with interesting facts but brush up on your Chinese...More

Thank fwilkie2016
Reviewed 6 July 2017

An interesting visit and beautiful grounds. My daughter had studied the history so we visited this area/site.

Thank LHESNYC
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in the brutal Imperial Examination that people needed to pass to become officials during imperial China, then this is well worth a visit. These two places (Temple of Confucius) and Guozijian (ancient university) are on the same site, entry to which...More

1  Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Once in the forbidden city area it is a simple walk to the site. Plaques in english greatly help and explain the background. Less crowded than The Palace museum

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 26 June 2017

There is such a feeling of Peace at this temple! Very beautiful, peaceful, calm and popular with the local worshipers. Lots of interesting information to glean here too. This temple is a must!

1  Thank Lerina
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