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Confucius Temple

A quiet sanctuary away from the smoggy streets of Beijing, the restored main hall of this temple contains a statue of the sage Kongzi (Confucius). It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the sanctuary in Confucius’ hometown of Qufu.

Inside the temple, stone tablets record the names of more than 50,000 learned scholars from the Yuan, Ming Qing dynasties. Also recorded are generations of ancient academics who managed to pass the Imperial Examination, regarded by historians as the world’s first standardized merit-based test.

Nearby is the Imperial College, built in 1306 by the grandson of Kublai Khan to teach Confucian classics. It was the supreme academy of the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, where even the emperor came once a year to expound the classics to an audience of thousands.

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Old Tartar City Architecture Tour with a Historian, Beijing, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Old Tartar City Architecture Tour with a Historian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This is a walking tour that begins in Lama Temple and ends on Zhangzizhong Lu . It is a historical tour and focuses mainly on traditional Chinese ...  Read more

Location: Beijing Region, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Walking Tour of Beijing Streets and Hutongs with Confucius Temple, Beijing, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Walking Tour of Beijing Streets and Hutongs with Confucius Temple

Enjoy this tour of Beijing with a small-group of no more than 12. Take public transportation, accompanied by your guide to places such as the Hu Guang Guild ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market, Beijing, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market

Take this 8-hour cultural tour of Beijing as you wait for your departing flight. A private guide will meet you at the airport, then begin your layover tour ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Beijing Day Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple And A Rickshaw Ride Through Hutong Area, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Beijing Day Tour: Lama Temple, Confucius Temple And A Rickshaw Ride Through Hutong Area

Discover Chinese culture by joining in a leisure day tour in Beijing old areas. On this tour, you are taken to visit the Lama Temple, the Confucius Temple, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.99
Beijing Walking Tour: History of Chinese Thought and Religion Led by a PhD Scholar, Beijing, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Beijing Walking Tour: History of Chinese Thought and Religion Led by a PhD Scholar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Visit Beijing’s major temples with a PhD scholar of Chinese history and gain an in-depth understanding of China’s three major religions: Confucianism, Daoism ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99
Small-Group Tour: Local Beijing Experience With Rickshaw Ride, Beijing, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Tour: Local Beijing Experience With Rickshaw Ride

Join this 6-hour tour of Beijing and experience the city as a local. Accompanied by a guide and your small-group of no more than 12, take public transport to ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00

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