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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, Beijing
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Learn about the revered intellectual and educator during a visit to Temple of Confucius and Guozijian 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. A visit to Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Beijing itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • I had not heard of the Temple of Confucius before my trip to Beijing, but I was pleasantly surprised by this serene stop on my way back from the Lama Temple. I studied Chinese history in school and to...  more »
  • The Temple of Confucius is an oasis of quiet, thoughtfulness, and reflection, which is a welcome addition to experiencing the other sights in Beijing. Examining one of the greatest and most influentia...  more »
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