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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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+86 10 8401 1977
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's focus is as a seat of study & learning so it is far less embellished than many temples, but worth seeing in conjunction to a visit to the much more elaaborate Lama Temple across the road.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I saw it on YouTube video I was really looking forward to visiting the temple. According to my original itinerary I was to visit the temple the day before. But after visiting the Forbidden City (Palace Museum) I was too tired to keep going...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This temple complex was excellent. It is close by to the Lama Temple and cost 30 yuan. The complex is made up of two main areas. One tells the story of Confucius and the other is where once was an institution of learning which past...More

Thank John K
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

unless you have time to kill after visiting lama temple, else it is not a must go. interesting thing was that i witnessed a class going on there. other than that, nothing much impressed me.

Thank raullim7
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Impressive visit as such but becomes even mire interesting if guided visit to understand the place of Confucius in the Chinese culture.

Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Near to the Lama Temple so worth doing both on the same day. It is in a Hutong district, interesting to walk about. The complex has 700 year old trees and the famous collection of books carved in stones. The exhibition about Confucius's life and...More

Thank cyclingviolin
Reviewed May 2, 2017

There are two sections - the temple section and the institution of the highest learning and education museum. Surprisingly this is not a must visit for large group tours, therefore, far less crowded and much more enjoyable. The institution of highest learning museum is also...More

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