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Guozijian Snow Scene

 2012-12-26    Zapai    Sights    Beijing    1999  

The Guozijian, located in the Guozijian Street (or Chengxian street) in the Dongcheng District, Beijing, the imperial college during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties was the last Guozijian in China and is an important national cultural asset.

The Guozijian or Kuo Tzu Chien, the School of the Sons of State, sometimes translated as the National School, Imperial Academy, Imperial College, Imperial Central School, etc., was the national central institution of higher learning in Chinese dynasties after the Sui. It was the highest institution of learning in China's traditional educational system. 

Besides the Guozijian, there is the Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple), which is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeastern part of Beijing. It is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world.  



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