Guided tour

Beijing: Confucius Temple and Imperial Academy Walking tour

Beijing: Confucius Temple and Imperial Academy Walking tour

From US$ 97.73 per group up to 1

Visit Beijing's oldest religious and academic buildings on a 3-hour guided tour. Learn about Tibetan Buddism and Confucianism.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available for hotels located within the 4th city ring-road. Your guide will pick up you from your hotel lobby.
Private or small groups available


  • Admire the world's biggest buddha statue made by a single wood
  • Learn the importance of Confucius to Chinese culture
  • Discover an ancient Chinese university in the Imperial Academy
  • Take a stroll through the Wudaoying Hutong
Full description
Head back to the Imperial Age in Beijing on a 3-hour guided tour of the Yonghe Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and Imperial Academy (Guozijian). Take the stress out of queueing for your entry tickets for each monument on the day with this all-inclusive walking tour. After meeting up with your expert guide, enter the Lama Temple to explore the most important religious monument from the Qing dynasty, the last Chinese Empire. Learn how a Tibetan belief was widespread in the ancient capital of China. In the temple, you'll also find the world's biggest Buddha statue made by a single piece of wood. Nearby, you’ll explore the Confucius Temple and the Imperial Academy complex, which was the highest academic institution in Imperial times. Explore how students worshipped Confucius and discover his influence over Chinese education and culture. Learn how important the ancient examination system was for status snd power.  Before the end of the tour, your guide will take you to the nearby Wudaoying Hutong, which is a favorite amongst the youth of Beijing.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Admission to sites
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time. Meet in front of the KFC near ground level at exit C of Yonghe Temple (Yonghegong) Metro Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The Confucius Temple is closed on Mondays.
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Product ID: 391192