Confucius Temple was built in 1302 and restored in 1411. The great philosopher and teacher Confucius had a decisive influence on Chinese philosophy; his teachings dominated public and private life throughout centuries. This temple is one of the best-known Confucius temples. Elaborate ceremonies to honor Confucius used to take place here in the 2nd and 8th months of the Chinese calendar.
One of the highpoints of anyone visiting Beijing a trip to the zoo to see the frolicking Pandas a living Chinese treasure.