Temple of Confucius is one of Beijing’s most underrated historical places, also one of popular attractions in Beijing. Serene, small, and rarely crowded. Confucius Temple is a refuge for travelers shell-shocked by postcard sellers and modern Beijing traffic.
Kongmiao situated in Beijing’s northeast quarter, close to the Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius dedicated to Confucius was raised in the Yuan Dynasty and housed the ancestral tablets of Confucius and four other sages. Ceremonials and sacrifices were conducted by the prominent scholars of the day and members of the imperial court three times a year, including Confucius’ birthday.
Part of Temple of Confucius has been given over to Capital Museum, which exhibits archaeological finds from Beijing and its environs and may be visited between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. except on Mondays.