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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

This temple is more an old university than s a temple. In the past students studied here for the imperial state examinations. Even if you have seen many temples, this is worth a visit. I liked it much more than the nearby Lama temple

Thank Haelen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was underwhelmed, perhaps because I went to the Lama Temple first. The highlight for me was the Confucius statue, which took all of one minute. I passed through the rest of the museum quite quickly. There are some ancient giant blocks with historical Chinese...More

Thank AGMathis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot to see and read. The guide explained and gave history of the temple. Like most places we visited with the guide , we learnt the history about the place at the expense on not having enough time to see all the the areas.

Thank Chander_62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition room showcases the detailed life of Confucius and his teachings. I spent nearly 1 hour reading all the descriptions and find it very informative.

Thank Indigo39
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This is the Temple of one of the greatest thought leaders of the world, that I think all of us still can learn a lot from. I was really impressed by the great thoughts made from this person several thousands years ago. So here it...More

Thank Khoeg
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I grew up in this area. I really like this area, with a lot of culture and many inscriptions on stones.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Went here without a guide, and still had a fabulous visit. Saw a ceremony as it was Confucius' birthday the next day. Not overly expensive to get in. Had a Cypress tree over 700 years old, pretty cool. Tons of statues to admire and the...More

Thank Ron Z
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum - Stunning Temple and the museum was very informative as well.

Thank happybooks303
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A couple of minutes walk from Yonghegong (Lama Temple), and, I would imagine, significantly quieter. The buildings are very normal (by the standards of temples in Beijing). That's not to say they aren't beautiful, but if you have a limited time, you don't need to...More

Thank darbz89
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I believe that Confucius is so important to Chinese culture that visiting the place where he lectured and where this man used to work is absolutely worth visiting. If you're already visiting the Lama temple, just walk a couple of blocks and you'll get there....More

Thank Michelle G
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