Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, Beijing: Hours, Address, Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum Reviews: 4/5

Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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529dominicc
Singapore, Singapore649 contributions
孔子 Confucius Temple
Dec 2019 • Family
If you know who is 孔子 and respect him then it is a good place to visit. Spend 30-45 minutes to show some respect to this scholar 2600 years ago is not a bad thing.

It is near to 雍王府。
Written December 11, 2019
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Imperial College
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is the imperial college for the emperors in the past, primarily focus on Confucius teachings. There is a huge Confucius statue, numbers of stone tablets, coniferous trees for few hundreds years, etc. Not many visitors, hence a tranquil environment. We missed the performance show at 11.30am and not going to wait for the next one at 2.40pm. Good to visit together with Yonghe Lama Temple (if you have time) near this place, within 10 minutes walk. The entrance fee is relatively higher than Lama Temple, at RMB30 per person per entry. However, the architecture is not as impressive as Yonghe Lama Temple. If you don’t have time, you may probably skip this and focus on Yonghe Lama Temple.
Written October 30, 2019
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WorldProf
Buffalo Grove, IL119 contributions
Peaceful temple and historic steles
Oct 2019
Close to the Lama Temple, this is a much quieter temple complex with no crowds. Though not as impressive as the Lama Temple, it has dozens of steles which are the stone tablets used to inscribe history - of great interest to history buffs, but otherwise rather boring. Like the Lama Temple, a pretty long walk fro the subway station.
Written October 14, 2019
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Coral
70 contributions
Nice, peaceful temple
Jul 2019 • Friends
Nice and peaceful. Really interesting to see and super close to the Lama Temple so easy to visit the two in one trip.
Written September 5, 2019
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fireman452
Tallahassee, FL1,475 contributions
This is very close to the Buddhist Temple but much quieter. More expensive too.
Aug 2019 • Couples
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. During the Ming Dynasty, one day the superior official-Yan Song came to worship the sage on behalf of the emperor. When he was passing by the cypress, one of the branches of the tree took his hat off. Since Yan Song was a treacherous official, people thought the old tree could distinguish between good and evil people. Hence its name.
Written August 31, 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,439 contributions
One of our favourites
Aug 2019 • Couples
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 BC?

Were we even writing at that date?
Written August 30, 2019
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tilla55
47 contributions
ringed by small water ways
May 2019
Beautiful temple across from Lama Temple - also near interesting hutongs. Make a day of it! A more serene atmosphere than the exuberant Lama. Bridged water ways add to the beauty.
Written August 13, 2019
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Tania291
Melbourne, Australia180 contributions
Good Selection of Temple Buildings
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 all open areas of the temple. There were many local tourists in tour groups visiting on the day of our visit.

Much of the sightseeing was done by just walking around the outside of buildings. There were a couple of structures that allowed us to go inside and as we do not understand Confucianism, what we saw in these structures made no sense to us at all.

There were fairly clean toilet facilities at the entrance of the temple that also had western style of toilet.
Written July 13, 2019
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Eversleepingbabybear
Stockholm, Sweden168 contributions
Really liked the atmosthere
Mar 2019
Its a nice place to see not only as a historical attraction. really liked the calm and peaceful atmosthere there.
Written July 3, 2019
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-Guzzis-are-ace-
Beijing, China1,034 contributions
A nice temple in the Hutongs
Jun 2019 • Friends
Visited here with friends, the temple has many rooms and buildings to explore. Overall it’s got great history with many attractions with English signage. Well worth a visit!!
Written June 29, 2019
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