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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 enjoyed a visit to this temple with its interesting history, lovely grounds and great old buildings. There is plenty of information around the site telling the history of the temple and Confucius. 
  • As a result of the Lama temple of Confucius is also to see for his calm and restful atmosphere. We feel the importance of the philosopher in Chinese culture. See if you have the time.
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  • If you have any interest in Chinese and Asian culture, you should visit a Confucian institute, and no better place to absorb this philosophy than here. It is beautiful, solemn and informative and has ...  read more »
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