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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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After coming off of a rather exhausting 4 hours at the Summer Palace, this was a welcome change. It's a bit hard to find (only 1 entrance), but once you get inside you realize there's a lot to see. History and the Confucius influence upon...More
Hidden away on a very quiet street you can find this temple respecting Confucius.
It has the list of names passing the tests from 700 years ago.
Lovely grounds and nice temples.
Not on the regular tour circuit so it is really a special treat.
One does not need to be religious, an engineer, a scholar or historical buff to appreciate the beauty of Temple of Confucius. I found this temple to be incredibly detailed and the grounds beautifully manicured and serene. When you enter the grounds, the long walk...More
Another great temple. Make sure that you go to see the performance at the back, like our tour guide on our ebike tour recommended. This street that the temple is on is by far the most beautiful in Beijing also !
One of my favorite places to visit. Peaceful, hardly any visitors. I liked that the colors were different than the rest of the imperial architecture at all the tourist spots in the city. The only thing missing was more info actually about Confucius and his...More
Entering through either of two uniquely decorated archways the large ancient temple of Confucius built in 1302 sits on five acres of grounds. Having lost its original religious function it now serves as a museum consisting of multiple scholarly buildings, halls, and shrines, all in...More
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.