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The site is impressive, well laid out and relatively quiet. The ceramic tiles are amazing along with the entrance area. There is an interesting history museum detailing the imperial examination system which is worth a quick visit.
This place gives a good overview of China’s thoughts on education both past and present. On the day we visited groups of school children donned robes and were addressed by a master teacher on the need to study hard. The museum provides good information on...More
This is immediately next to the Confucius Temple and you effectively go from one to the other. It was originally the centre of scholarship in imperial China, but most of that has gone now, and there's just a series of rooms down the eastern side...More
Can't imagine there were security guards or police smoking at the ticket-selling place at the main entrance. Smoking may cause fire which may damage this precious heritage. In addition, the doors to every exhibition rooms have been replaced by the ugly and dirty plastic strips...More
I was there with an English speaking guide called Dream. The trip was booked through China Hilights.
It is a informative place how scholarship in the past worked and a different look on Imperial times in China. My guide was very knowledgeable on the subject.
We visited Guozijian which is the Imperial College after the Confucian Temple. This was the highest institute of learning in ancient Chinese dynasties. The education system of feudal China is well documented here. With well tended and lovely gardens, this was a relaxing visit for...More
This was worth the time along with the Confucian temple. This was the Imperial College. The grounds are beautiful and the displays are in english and well detailed. We enjoyed the time so much more having a guide!
You will learn a lot about Chinese education history, it is very fascinating. We were there with a guide, we truly appreciated explanations and it helped to make this activity even more interesting. Not as crowded as other locations in Beijing.