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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 3 days ago

I decided to go here spur of the moment, after wandering down a side street and seeing people congregating in front of the entrance. Luckily there was a student discount, which I always take advantage of. Just present them with your student ID card and...More

Thank Wander-n-BounTEA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imperial style architecture, which we were a little sick of by that point, but still well worth your time. Easy to get to from the subway and/or Lame Temple. Side displays of stone tablets marking people who'd passed civil srvice exams & emperors who smashed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Confucius Temple is the second largest in China and was first built in 1302. It has been rebuilt numerous times over the years. Two interesting things to see in this 5 acre site is the statue of Confucius and the 700-year-old Chujian Bai (Touch...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is certainly worth visiting with the Temple and the museum side by side.The Temple of Confucius at Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown of Qufu. The temple was built in 1302,. As you go...More

1  Thank cynthiarob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple of Confusius offers a nice display of tombs and temple life in the Confusian era. A lot of steles give a nice description of ancient times

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This temple was built in memory of the big Philosopher Confucius, that lived in the 5 century BC . He put the roots of the relations between the ruler and the citizens as well as the relations within the society and the family . School...More

Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing historical buildings in the middle of the hutongs. Great to see a 700 year old cyprus pine still standing after all the wars and revolutions

1  Thank Coldvine
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

You will be immersed in the temple of Confucius (recommended between 15:30 and 16:30) - if you are already in the vicinity of the Lama Temple, why not advance to the nearby temple, temple of the Chinese sage, Confucius. This beautiful temple includes a number...More

Thank Yair1515
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a temple dedicated for the greatest teacher in Chinese history - Kong Zhi. First built in 13th centuries, the praying ceremony had been conducted since Yuan Dynasty, and continue in Ming, Qing & even Japanese invaders in early 20th centuries. Interesting things to...More

1  Thank Rachel_PRL
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

While somewhat similar architecture and smaller grounds than the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan), the temple is stunning in taking you to the 13th century with its stone steles, carvings, intricate works on the structures, and the Confucian shrine along with the gorgeous site of the...More

Thank TikkiTalk
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as far as I know, it’s closed on mondays
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Sorry to say I do not know the answer to this. Keep looking on google.
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