Beijing Travel – Confucius Temple

Confucius is one of the greatest philosophers and teachers of history in the same league as the famous Western philosophers, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras and Socrates.

The 551BC, born in Confucius, is China's most important philosopher and instructor. The morals and principles of his philosophy are an integral part of the values ​​and ideologies of modern Chinese society. For thousands of years, ordinary people, emperors, and leaders have built many temples in China on his behalf.

The Episcopal Confucian Church is the second largest Confucian temple in the world and only surpassed a larger temple of Qufu, with its headquarters in Confucius. Located near the center of Beijing, the Confucius Temple gives you a wonderful insight into the world of Confucius and influencing modern China. The construction began in the temple in 1302, the sixth year of Emperor Dade's reign was completed in the Yuan Dynasty and ended in 1306. , Renovated and rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty and again during the Ming Dynasty.

The Confucius Temple has a base of 22,000 square meters and consists of several courtyards and buildings on a central axis. The main buildings of the central axes are the Xian Shi Gate, the Da Cheng Gate, the Da Cheng Hall and the Chong Sheng Memorial Museum. There are two rows of smaller buildings on the left and right of the bases.

Xian Shi Gate (Master Gate) – This gate is the ticket office and security checkpoint where tourism passes through the temple.

Da Cheng Gate (Great Success Scrap) This gate is also known as Halberd Gate, Halberd's weapons inside.

Da Cheng Hall (19459006) – The main building of the temple, and in this building Confucius was protected and worshiped by Chinese emperors.

Chong Sheng Memorial Museum – This hall was not built until 1531 when the Ming Dynasty was under Emperor Jiajing's reign. In the hall, sacrifices were offered to five generations of Confucius ancestors. The Confucius Temple performs on the steps of the temple.

The Confucius Display Room History – It's a long, narrow building on the right side of the second yard. In the room there is a wealth of information about Confucius's life and history, family, achievements and the back. I found family tree presentation very interesting because it only shows male offspring. This simple omission tells a lot about Confucian philosophy and values. – On the left side of the second court, a room provides information on the development and status of Confucianism in China and all over the world in the past and present. There is much information in the modern world about the importance of the values ​​and ideas taught by Confucius.

Congratulations and praise of the Nobel laureates included a number of congratulations on the subject of Confucianism. It is very ironic, given the current status of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner in China.

I saw at least three primary school groups in Confucius Temple when I was there and heard that a teacher lectured on the values ​​of Confucius in their studies. The Chinese education system places great emphasis on 2500 years of philosophy and teaching. Classical Chinese Music House – It's a small building on the left side of Da Cheng Hall, which was converted into a restaurant, jade furniture and decoration store. I found a beautiful jade table and chair in the store, which would be great to be home. Jin Shi stone pills – Jin Shi is a scientist who has successfully passed the exam system in the Imperial China. Examinations were a prerequisite for putting the government's huge bureaucracy into work, and the passing on of these trials could be seen as a great honor and result.

198 stone tablets were identified at the front and back of the church's entrance yard, listing the results of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties 51 614 Jin Shi exam. Interestingly, this test and selection process continued until 1905.

Stone Stele Pavilions – 14 pavilions were built in the temple's first and second yard to house stone steles (tablets) recording Historical information in ancient China. Some examples of these notes are the successful abolition of the 1725 Qinghai riot and the renovation of the 1769 Confucius Temple.


Performances are often held in the lobby of the Chong Cheng Memorial Museum, which lasts about 20 minutes. I'm not sure what the lectures are about with the teaching or life of Confucius, but they look comfortably and the costumes of the season are very cute.

Unlike most places in Beijing, presentations do not appear regularly for all tourists at regular intervals. The performances will only be held for large tour groups who buy VIP tickets to the Confucius Temple. If you would like to watch a show, I suggest you sign up for a long hiking team for a long time when you enter the Chong Cheng Memorial Hall. So I accidentally collided with a performance.

[4] Metro station Yonghegong station, which is 5th subway line and line 2 At its intersection. Walking hundreds of meters. You will know if you have gone far if you reach the entrance to the Lama Temple.

After hundreds of meters you will see a new one on the right, Guozijian Street. Go down the road and the church will be on the right. If you have trouble finding the temple, ask locals where "kong miao" is. You will not have to find people who point in the right direction.

Tickets and Times

Each ticket is 30rmb, the opening hours are between 8:30 and 6:00 and after 5:30 no ticket.

Source by Brendon Lang

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