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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Beijing Confucian Temple

The Temple of Confucius, the present site of the Capital Museum is located in Guozijian Street. It is here that Confucius was worshipped during the Yuan , Ming and Qing dynasties .The temple was first built by Kublai Khan in 1302 in the Yuan Dynasty, and was restord and rebuilt on srveral occasion during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In 1737, during the reign of Qing Emperor Qianlong, the major hall was renovated and was recovered witrh magnificent yellow glazed roof tiles. In 1906, when the worship of Confucius was further emphasized by the Qing Govrnment , the temple underwent ectensive restoration which lasted until 1916.

The Confucius Temple covers an area of 22,000 square meters with its construction acreage of more than 6,000 square meters. It has three courtyards that focused on Dacheng Palace. The two left and right Wu Palaces stands symmetrically and are divided by a middle axle line in the north and south direction. Xianshi Gate is now the entrance door of Beijing Capital Museum. Dacheng Gate, Dacheng Palace, Chongsheng Gate, and Chongsheng Memorial Temple are located northward in sequent.

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The Confucius Temple preserved the world famous Jinshi (the title of successful candidate who passed through the highest imperial examination) nomination monument, the handwritings of Gongche (the title of successful candidate who passed through the imperial examination) and other celebrities' handwriting works. You can find the familiar names like Liu Yong, Ji Xiaolan and etc there.

It also exhibits the vast Thirteen Inscriptions Monuments. They are excellent writing and engravings and brilliant articles. And it is the sole completed Thirteen Inscriptions Monuments in China. The ten stone drums imitated in Qian Long Period of Qing Dynasty and Han Yu's stone drums and song monument are also a series of treasure cultural relics that is preserved in good condition and has the clear handwriting on it. In the sacrifice main palace, it exhibits the sacrifice vessels and music instrument in accordance with its original arrangement. It revokes our memories to the solemn scene with the sound of bells and drums at past.

Add.: No.13, Guozijian St., Dongcheng District
Ticket Prive: RMB30
Open Hour: 08:30-18:00 (May-Oct.); 08:30-17:00 (Nov.-Apr.)
Tel.: 84011977
How to get there: Take Bus No.104,108, get off at Fangji Hutong Stop

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