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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

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Address: No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing, China
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+86 10 8401 1977
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Originally built in 1302 and used as a place for sacrifices to Confucius...

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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There was a lot to see here, but I was a bit disappointed that more wasn't done to preserve it. Overall, it had kind of a worn out feel compared with some of the other temples we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very cold afternoon and while this was a pretty temple - a little like others - there was a fabulous teahouse nearby. I only wish I had a card from there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot to see here, but I was a bit disappointed that more wasn't done to preserve it. Overall, it had kind of a worn out feel compared with some of the other temples we visited, and some of the rooms - the one with the stele with Confucius' teachings, for example - didn't feel as though they... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A definite place to visit. The temple is a great place too. The architecture of this place is amazing. The museum has a variety of ancient things which depict chineese culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

So quiet, beautiful. Breathtaking not because of what you can see but because of the ambiance. Excellent place to stay for at least 2H and rest from the noise outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

To get there is easy,just take metro line 5,Yonghegong station,to the metro exit and turn left and walk straight for about 150 meter to the Lama Temple main entrance and cross the road.There are sign posting telling you the direction.I love to watch the old cypress trees especially the one that is more than 700 years old.If you are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This temple to Confucius is underrated in my opinion. It's beautiful and small. When we were there we saw some dancers practicing in traditional dress. Traveled in March 2014.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went to Beijing on business in September 2016. The Confucius Temple is a very interesting place to visit and also the Guozijan Museum. The most interesting and spectacular sight is the series of stones with extensive Chinese writing on each one. Most tourists coming to Beijing for the first time do not know about the Confucius Temple. But it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We know for Chinese people Conficius was a very important person. After visiting quite a few fantastic temples in the city this was our last one... And actually we saw enough temples during those 3 days. So this temple was just too much... Same interior or building style as in the Forbidden City, the Lama Temple, ... Nothing new. Adjacent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

As the highest institution of higher learning in ancient times, the culture and significance given was of great importance. Confucius and Mencius advocated the ancient way, so there are around the Confucius Temple, but the largest in Beijing, because the edge is the Imperial College is equivalent to the edge of the current Central University, is the place of admiration... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had not heard of the Temple of Confucius before my trip to Beijing, but I was pleasantly surprised by this serene stop on my way back from the Lama Temple. I studied Chinese history in school and touched on Confucius but there was so much more to learn at this stop. This temple served as a school as early... More 

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