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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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  • First off, it's attached to the museum so it's closed on Monday. If you know little about Confucius then this is the place to learn. His lasting effect on worldwide education and integrity in public o...  more »
  • The Museum very much color. There were spring-at this time it is very warm. On the territory of the Museum-AWE and tranquility. Here, have a good time "alone". And very beautiful architectural execution of various pavilions, pagodas, complexes. Is where to sit, there is a resteraunt. Recommend to visit.
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  • 与雍和宫的嘈杂相比,这里是那么幽静,虽说是冬日没有那郁郁绿林但安静肃穆,历史的长河在这里传承,在这个古代最高学府里跃龙门,摸鳌头,过状元桥,人们都在寻找属于它的才情。地铁雍和宫站下  more »