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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

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Address: No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 8401 1977
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Originally built in 1302 and used as a place for sacrifices to Confucius...

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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Peaceful place, historically rich, pleasant surprises

Lovely, historic site. Truly interesting. The musicians and dancing were a totally unexpected surprise and were delightful. Not very crowded. You are also close to Lama Temple and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Temple of Confucius is an oasis of quiet, thoughtfulness, and reflection, which is a welcome addition to experiencing the other sights in Beijing. Examining one of the greatest and most influential thinkers of all time, the Temple of Confucius chronicles his life, writings, and the impact of his philosophy, in a serene and inviting setting. This is a wonderful... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, historic site. Truly interesting. The musicians and dancing were a totally unexpected surprise and were delightful. Not very crowded. You are also close to Lama Temple and can easily do both in the same day. The shops nearby are really interesting as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place because there are less local visitors, mostly are foreigners visitors. The site is also close to lama temple.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, but not a must-see if your time is limited. There are better temples. Definitely rather go to the Lama Temple down the road if you are trying to chose between the two.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed seeing the architecture of the buildings and the gardens here were peaceful and inviting. This complex was not as crowded as other tourist stops and as a result we greatly enjoyed stopping and taking in the natural surroundings. Our guide also helped us to understand all that we were seeing. An important cultural stop to understanding China's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit on a bright sunny Sunday morning fortuitously coincided with the presence of many school goers being given tuition in the ceremonies and doctrines of Confucius. It was fascinating to see them donning their gowns, making symbolic offerings, lining up in ranked formation and repeating lines with the teacher. It demonstrated the continuing relevance and importance of ancient wisdoms... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful temple complex and informative on Confucius, his travels and his thinking. In my view an essential part of understanding the Chinese culture. The temple grounds were not particularly crowded when we were there, which added to the experience. One of those unexpectedly good places to visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a short walk from Yonghegong Lama Temple Metro Station and from the Lama Temple. Was really looking forward to visiting the Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum but was a little disappointed. The Temple was initially built in 1302 although additions were made during the later Ming and Qing dynasties Whilst the museum was interesting with many of Confucius'... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

to see this small but lovely place ,and to remember the famous chinese savant was great.it is well maintained,calming ,has English plaques too . reignite the great learning of this great philosopher .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice place to visit, but the way the exhibit is done will give you the feeling that you learned nothing new. You will walk mainly through and around stone inscriptions that you can't understand, unless you are literate in Chinese.

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