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Guo Zi Jian (The Imperial College)

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Address: No.13 Guozijian Street, Inside Andingmen, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Highest Institute of learning

We visited Guozijian which is the Imperial College after the Confucian Temple. This was the highest institute of learning in ancient Chinese dynasties. The education system of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with an English speaking guide called Dream. The trip was booked through China Hilights. It is a informative place how scholarship in the past worked and a different look on Imperial times in China. My guide was very knowledgeable on the subject.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Guozijian which is the Imperial College after the Confucian Temple. This was the highest institute of learning in ancient Chinese dynasties. The education system of feudal China is well documented here. With well tended and lovely gardens, this was a relaxing visit for us. We spent some time here enjoying the peace and quiet.

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Thank nellielim
Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was worth the time along with the Confucian temple. This was the Imperial College. The grounds are beautiful and the displays are in english and well detailed. We enjoyed the time so much more having a guide!

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Thank Laurie S
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

You will learn a lot about Chinese education history, it is very fascinating. We were there with a guide, we truly appreciated explanations and it helped to make this activity even more interesting. Not as crowded as other locations in Beijing.

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Thank MontrealDreamers
Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We visited the imperial college after having seen the Confucian temple. They do a great job in the imperial college museum, showing how they selected the students and how they made sure that the exams were taken in an orderly way (i.e. without cheating). Nice combination of life-size figures and written information on the walls. Went there with our teenage... More 

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Thank swissami19
Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 555 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The architecture is beautifully restored and the information contained within is educational. If you are history or education interests, I highly recommend this site.

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Connected to the Confusion Temple, the Imperial College presents a historical look at the examination process for Chinese students. The exhibits are in both English and Mandarin, so it's easy to follow. The surrounding pedestrian streets provide lots of options to eat lunch, so this is a good morning time activity.

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Thank JackandResh
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

After visiting the Temple of Confuscius, my guide and I walked directly next door to this site, where we spent SIGNIFICANTLY more time, primarily because I was TRULY fascinated...not just by the architecture, but also the history associated with site. If time permits, I would HIGHLY recommend visiting this place and allocating sufficient time to walk through the exhibits...quite eye-opening!

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

There are free tours which provides very informative insights into the Confucius Temple and Guo Zi Jian. There is also a very insightful and interesting exhibition in one of the old classrooms of the students in Guo Zi Jian about the history of imperial examinations in China which you should not miss.

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Thank AndyStorm
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Well worth a visit, the buildings have been beautifully restored, an oasis within the city - combine with visit of Confucius temple next door.

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