Relics of Ancient China Worship on Display at Beijing Confucius Temple

13/09/2014
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Now, a special exhibition featuring a complete set of ancient articles used during worship rituals of Confucius ( 551-479 BC ) is on display at the Beijing Confucius Temple and the Imperial College ( Guo Zi Jian or the Imperial Academy ).

Visitors Touch the Cultural Relics in Beijing Cufucius Temple

Visitors Touch the Cultural Relics in Beijing Cufucius Temple

Beijing Confucius Temple and the Imperial College boast complete and well-preserved cultural relics thanks to Zhou Enlai’s order to protect them during the “cultural revolution”. The cultural relics on the exhibition are mainly from the Ming ( 1368-1644 ) and Qing ( 1644-1911 ) dynasties, including about 30 sets of musical instruments selected from a collection of around 2,000 articles from the institution.

Most important: visitors can touch the antiques and play ancient musical instruments.

Travel Tips:

Admission Fee: ¥30 ( including Guo Zi Jian – the Imperial College )
Opening Hours: 8:30 – 17:00
Recommended time to visit: 1 hour

How to get there:
1) by subway
Take Subway Line 2, get off at Yonghegong Station, get out of the station from Exit C ( southwest exit ), walk south about 600 meters, and then you will find Guozijian Street where the Temple of Confucius located;
Take Subway Line 5, get off at Yonghegong Station, and then get out of the station from Exit D ( Southwest Exit ).

2) by public bus
Take bus 13, 116 or 684 and get off at Guozijian Stop;
Take bus 3, 116 or 117 and get off at Yonghegong Stop;
Take bus 125 and get off at Yonghegong Qiao Bei Stop.

3) by private car
If you are interested in the ancient worship culture of China, and do not know how to plan your tour, you can contact us via contact@beijingholiday.com. We will write back to you within 24 hours.

Miniature Model

Miniature Model

Musical Bell

Musical Bell

Musical Bell

Musical Bell

Ancient Weaponry

Ancient Weaponry