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Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum

No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing, China
+86 10 8401 1977
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Originally built in 1302 and used as a place for sacrifices to Confucius during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, this former temple lost its religious function during the “bourgeois revolution” in 1912 and currently houses the Capital Museum.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The temple is beautiful without the hordes in the Lama Temple. It's a lovely walk along a hutong to get there

Thank Meriyn
Reviewed 5 days ago

See it, your right next to the Lama temple and it is cheap. Some stuff redundant as in all temples but it is worth seeing

Thank mfd6860
Reviewed 5 days ago

For only RMB30, there is a lot to see here, even though most visitors overlook the temple once they've visited the far grander Lama Temple just around the corner. The Confucius Temple only really offers one main temple hall, but there is a lot to...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit is worth it to catch the gentle dance performance and pay respects to one of the great philosophers. The Guozijian is worth a miss as is the forest of stelae as not really being relevant to the western tourist.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can find this quiet temple near the Lama Temple. Is not as impressive as Lama Temple but is definitely more quiet, very few tourists there. You can just sit and relax / contemplate in the shadows when very hot and sunny. And take some...More

Thank martaikot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...if you like to have intellectual discussions about Confucius, want some context as to Chinese-thinking, want to see the connection to Judaism and the Lama temple (this temple is a short distance away and worth seeing as well), and want a better understanding of the...More

Thank wmdrj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This complex is only about 500m walk from the Lama Temple so is worth doing while in the vicinity. More beautiful temples and halls, highly decorated, and with lots of stone steles with pronouncements by emperors. Lovely little courtyards with very old cyprus trees abound,...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Enjoyed seeing this temple and learning more about Confucius. We got to see a traditional dance ceremony adjacent to the temple that very beautiful. Be sure to check the schedule of these performances (only 10-15 minutes long)

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had not originally planned to go there but since we were already at the Lama temple we went and tried it anyway. They have a good senior discount on the entrance ticket and you only have to be 51 to qualify! the things to...More

Thank Carla D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The temple of Confucious is walking distance from the Lama Temple and I ended up visiting it without an prior planning. While the workmanship is beautiful it is a bit hard to understand the importance of the many stone steles on top of turtles if...More

Thank Marina T
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