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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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