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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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  • We really enjoyed seeing the architecture of the buildings and the gardens here were peaceful and inviting. This complex was not as crowded as other tourist stops and as a result we greatly enjoyed st...  more »
  • Our visit on a bright sunny Sunday morning fortuitously coincided with the presence of many school goers being given tuition in the ceremonies and doctrines of Confucius. It was fascinating to see the...  more »
  • Beautiful temple complex and informative on Confucius, his travels and his thinking. In my view an essential part of understanding the Chinese culture. The temple grounds were not particularly crowded...  more »