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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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Reviewed May 10, 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

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Reviewed April 28, 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

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Reviewed April 25, 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

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Reviewed March 26, 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

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Reviewed March 20, 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

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

a big part of china’s culture, amazing architecture, landscaping, and history galore, this is a stop you need to make

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Spend five minutes there. Not very interesting. Crowded and always ...a gift shop and street vendors selling junk.

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

The highlight of this temple is its "great many number" of stone steles which, if I understand correctly, are the records of the names & achievements of those Confucian scholars who passed the civil service examination (maybe the "highest thing" a scholar could do back...More

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Very close to the Lama Temple, would suggest making a day of it and visiting both at the same time. Confucius temple is much quieter and less people. There are some nice artifacts on display from his life in the museums.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Very interesting place. All of the stone pillars that have inscriptions on them are amazing, so many. It is a very large complex and will take some time to go through. Very interesting exhibits.

Thank Leelye
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Response from doug p | Reviewed this property |
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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