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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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A great deal to see here. The high light for us was the Chu Juan Bai Cypress, or touch evil tree. One item of note is the 700-year-old Chu Jian Bai (Touch Evil Cypress) in the temple. Its name is associated with an ancient legend....More
We really liked this place. So calm and peaceful after the madness of Forbidden Palace, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Lama Temple
Really also like the museum exhibition.
Who knew that formalised, planned, examined Chinese higher education and study can be traced back to 2100...More
This temple was OK but not that great and it only took about 30 minutes to visit. The 30 RMB ticket price is too high for this temple and it seems Confucian temples in China are a rip-off all over (the Nanjing one is also...More
We decided to visit Confucius Temple before visiting Lama Temple, located almost directly opposite each other. We used Subway Line 2 and got off at Yonghengong Station, Exit F.
The entrance fee to Confucius Temple was RMB 30.00 per person, which allowed us access to...More
Visited the Confucius Temple after our trip to the Lama Temple. Entrance is inside one of the Hutong area and not visivle from the main Street, but there's enough signage to mark it.
Interesting place to learn about Confucianism and they have a free show...More