Confucius Temple and The Imperial College Museum, Beijing

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Learn about the revered intellectual and educator during a visit to Confucius Temple and The Imperial College Museum, a temple housing a large set of artifacts relating to Confucius and Confucianism. Built in 1302 and greatly expanded over the years to now occupy a 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft) site, the temple represents one of the largest buildings dedicated to Confucius in the country. Rulers and officials paid their respects to the philosopher here until 1911, while today the temple area collects notable artifacts and artworks related to Confucius and his beliefs, including stone tablets engraved with the names of those who passed the Imperial Examination, and a statue of the great man himself. Add Confucius Temple and The Imperial College Museum to your Beijing travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Beijing attractions planner.
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  • 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 »
  • We have seen many Buddhist temples and after presented to us the opportunity we visited for the first time this temple of Confucius (near Lama Temple). Fortunately, several signs were in English, to understand and what we see. Some halls are like small Folklore Museum (with representations, dolls, costumes). We obtained school visit was interesting! Login ~ 4 euro.
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  • 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....  more »
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  • It is a college Superintendent District along the South of taxi 2, line 5, line Yonghegong Palace Station. Laboratory of Department of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasty temples dedicated to Confucius and a top school. Turned into a Museum, using a wax figure of that time to recreate or. Futoshi Temple, mausoleum of the Emperor and called three sanlao Royal.
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  • 國子監理的辟雍為昔日皇帝講學的地方, 值得一訪
  • 很棒,但園區導遊推銷100人名幣的平安符

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