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Sincere Visit to Confucius Temple

It is amazing to have a visit of Beijing traditional buildings to get better Beijing history and deep traditional cultural connotation. For the tourists who are very interested in Beijing traditional education, Confucius Temple will be the ideal place. There, tourists could not only get the better understanding about Chinese traditional education celebrity but also Chinese education history and traditional building architecture.

Beijing Confucius Temple

Solemn Layout of Confucius Temple
Just located on Guozijian Street, Confucius Temple was built for the person to pay homage to the great educationalist - Confucius. Being adjacent to the famous Imperial Academy, the temple receives loads of tourists every day. First built in the year of 1302, this temple underwent numerous changing and expanding. Covering a large scale area of 22,000 square meters, it is ranking the second largest temple built for Confucius. Walking into this temple, unique tranquility and deep history tastes will pour into your mind. First impressed your vision will be the sculpture of Confucius from which you could feel deep Chinese education atmosphere. Especially during the ceremony, having a sincere pray will be the most meaningful action.

Roaming in Delicate Inner Structure
Housed four courtyards, Confucius Temple looked more elegant and solemn. The main structures established inside are Xianshi Gate, Dacheng Gate, Dacheng Hall and the Chongshengci. As the main building in this temple, Dacheng Hall is always holding the memorial ceremony for Confucius. Walking into this hall, tourists can see 198 stone tablets positioned on either side of the front courtyard. Besides, there are about 14 stone stele pavilions of Ming and Qing dynasties holding the precious historical information of ancient China. One important point deserving attention is the Chujian Bai which has been 700 years history. About the name, it is related to ancient legend. It is said that the tree could understand who is the good person or the evil. When the people coming here for paying, it could give certain hint. Roaming in this temple, you also could find remarkable pictures like two flying vigorous dragons. It is said this kind of scene only could be used in the imperial palace because the dragon stands for emperor in ancient China.

Confucius Temple is another meaningful temple for commemorating traditional education field. It will supersize Chinese education for a big step in the future!