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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

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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
+86 10 8401 1977
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I expected the Confucius Temple to be another temple, with the same sorts of architecture, and not much more. But I had heard that it was worth visiting, and thus went to see it. I'm very glad that I did. First of all, I was...More

3  Thank ReuvenLerner
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Our tour guide brought us to the temple and just as we tried to enter (after buying tickets and having the ticket stub checked) the "owner" (so we were told) snatched the tickets off our guide and became abusive at her because apparently we were...More

5  Thank ajin0m0T0
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to visit. They have a very important hall inside... this place like a ministry of education...

Thank WilliamLow8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away on a very quiet street you can find this temple respecting Confucius. It has the list of names passing the tests from 700 years ago. Lovely grounds and nice temples. Not on the regular tour circuit so it is really a special treat.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place was just fabulous and while a lot of the exhibits where not in English the place was great to walk around and view things. It is a place not to miss if you are in the district.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 29 September 2018

One does not need to be religious, an engineer, a scholar or historical buff to appreciate the beauty of Temple of Confucius. I found this temple to be incredibly detailed and the grounds beautifully manicured and serene. When you enter the grounds, the long walk...More

Thank goose3nbc
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Another great temple. Make sure that you go to see the performance at the back, like our tour guide on our ebike tour recommended. This street that the temple is on is by far the most beautiful in Beijing also !

Thank jessilii
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit. Peaceful, hardly any visitors. I liked that the colors were different than the rest of the imperial architecture at all the tourist spots in the city. The only thing missing was more info actually about Confucius and his...More

Thank pkr0driguez
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Entering through either of two uniquely decorated archways the large ancient temple of Confucius built in 1302 sits on five acres of grounds. Having lost its original religious function it now serves as a museum consisting of multiple scholarly buildings, halls, and shrines, all in...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

eaven if confucius is not a religious figure, he still has a temple in his name to honnor his work and memory. in my opinion the nicest temple in beijing, the trees there are gorgeous. i went there three times already and still love it.

1  Thank gael519
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The temple and musueum ae unique in Beijing. Do not make them a priority in your trip but if you have the time visit it.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

It's takes dine playing to get around the place is big and could easily spend a whole day here. We spent about 4 hrs here and I'm sure we didn't see everything. I preferred the llama temple to this one.

Thank rsenteno
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8 April 2018|
Response from doug p | Reviewed this property |
as far as I know, it’s closed on mondays
8 April 2018|
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Response from Ron Z | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say I do not know the answer to this. Keep looking on google.