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Beijing Temple of Confucius

 Beijing Attractions

The Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the second largest Confucius Temple in China. The Confucius Temple is located on Guozijian Street (Imperial Academy Street) and has been the location for the people of Beijing to pay their homage to the great Confucius since the Yuan Dynasty. Built in 1302 the Confucius Temple was further expanded during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

The temple cover a total area of 22,000 square meters and is made up of four courtyards. The most recognized sites within the temple are Xianshi Gate, Dacheng Gate, Dacheng Hall and Chongshengci. Within the Confucius Temple are 198 stone tablets with over 51,624 names of scholars.

Getting to Confucius Temple

The easiest way to get to the Confucius Temple is to take subway line 5 geting off at Yonghegong Station and leaving the station by Exit D.

Admission: 30 Yuan (Includes entrance to the Imperial Academy)
Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 6:00PM (1st May – 31st October)
                     8:30AM – 5:00PM (1st November – 30th April)

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