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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

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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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No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing, China
+86 10 8401 1977
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

eaven if confucius is not a religious figure, he still has a temple in his name to honnor his work and memory. in my opinion the nicest temple in beijing, the trees there are gorgeous. i went there three times already and still love it.

Thank gael519
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple and musueum ae unique in Beijing. Do not make them a priority in your trip but if you have the time visit it.

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's takes dine playing to get around the place is big and could easily spend a whole day here. We spent about 4 hrs here and I'm sure we didn't see everything. I preferred the llama temple to this one.

Thank rsenteno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this temple straight after the Lama Temple, and I was somewhat disappointed. First of all, the audio guide was clunky. The Englidh was choppy and would sometimes randomly cut off. Also the numbers for the audio guide were almost never indicated. I had...More

Thank Zaheer K
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I decided to go here spur of the moment, after wandering down a side street and seeing people congregating in front of the entrance. Luckily there was a student discount, which I always take advantage of. Just present them with your student ID card and...More

Thank Wander-n-BounTEA
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Imperial style architecture, which we were a little sick of by that point, but still well worth your time. Easy to get to from the subway and/or Lame Temple. Side displays of stone tablets marking people who'd passed civil srvice exams & emperors who smashed...More

2  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Confucius Temple is the second largest in China and was first built in 1302. It has been rebuilt numerous times over the years. Two interesting things to see in this 5 acre site is the statue of Confucius and the 700-year-old Chujian Bai (Touch...More

Thank Art K
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This site is certainly worth visiting with the Temple and the museum side by side.The Temple of Confucius at Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown of Qufu. The temple was built in 1302,. As you go...More

1  Thank cynthiarob
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The temple of Confusius offers a nice display of tombs and temple life in the Confusian era. A lot of steles give a nice description of ancient times

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This temple was built in memory of the big Philosopher Confucius, that lived in the 5 century BC . He put the roots of the relations between the ruler and the citizens as well as the relations within the society and the family . School...More

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8 April 2018|
Response from doug p | Reviewed this property |
as far as I know, it’s closed on mondays
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Response from Ron Z | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say I do not know the answer to this. Keep looking on google.