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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 5 days ago

With a guide, I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge about the culture and history of China. This knowledge made my entire visit more special. Take time and have a guide. Expect many visitors at the sight.

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think the temple itself a must-see, but if you have time it is worth a visit. I enjoyed educating myself reading information boards. The area around is very interesting to explore - small streets, many small boutique shops, snack stalls, an some good...More

Thank Rynalau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumble across this temple after visiting Lama Temple. The Temple of Confucius was awesome and we timed it right to see a small show which was great. There are a lot of interesting little rooms with interesting facts but brush up on your Chinese...More

Thank fwilkie2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting visit and beautiful grounds. My daughter had studied the history so we visited this area/site.

Thank LHESNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in the brutal Imperial Examination that people needed to pass to become officials during imperial China, then this is well worth a visit. These two places (Temple of Confucius) and Guozijian (ancient university) are on the same site, entry to which...More

Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once in the forbidden city area it is a simple walk to the site. Plaques in english greatly help and explain the background. Less crowded than The Palace museum

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is such a feeling of Peace at this temple! Very beautiful, peaceful, calm and popular with the local worshipers. Lots of interesting information to glean here too. This temple is a must!

Thank Lerina
Reviewed June 20, 2017

This was close to the Lama temple, so I visited it afterwards. It's a lot quieter and felt more like a museum, but I'd never visited a Confucian temple before, so it was interesting. The temple is located in a very pretty street with painted...More

1  Thank Selsy
Reviewed June 13, 2017

If you are looking for wisdom, do not miss the 628,000 characters all about wisdom, written on the tablets here at the Temple of Confucius. The collected writings at this temple took twelve years to write, and three years for a small army of carvers...More

1  Thank mlfranklin
Reviewed May 31, 2017

this is one of most important places in human history, one of most important philosopher send his entire life to build such schools around China.

Thank Edgar K
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