Guo Zi Jian (The Imperial College)

Guo Zi Jian (The Imperial College)

Guo Zi Jian (The Imperial College)
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This site is interesting, as it has displays discussing the important role that this college played in Chinese government for several hundred years.

The displays, while informative, could be better if more thought had been put into how information could be conveyed with more context, rather than just reciting facts. In that respect, this feels a bit like a museum from the 1960s, rather than one from the present century. Nevertheless, this was a worthwhile stop and gives some good background on how portions of the Chinese government functioned over several dynasties.

This place can easily be combined with a stop at the Lama temple, which is only about 500 m east.
Written 19 December 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,922 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We really liked this place

Out was calm, quiet, very unusual.

Really liked the museum display talking of the Imperial College education system dating from 2100BC !! until around 100 years ago.
Written 2 September 2019
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John T
London, UK685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The site is impressive, well laid out and relatively quiet. The ceramic tiles are amazing along with the entrance area. There is an interesting history museum detailing the imperial examination system which is worth a quick visit.
Written 10 November 2018
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seasonedvisitor
Brisbane, Australia773 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Do not make it your priority in Beijing. If you ahve the time visit it since it is different but nothing too special
Written 6 August 2018
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susanbH3728NQ
Pambula, Australia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This place gives a good overview of China’s thoughts on education both past and present. On the day we visited groups of school children donned robes and were addressed by a master teacher on the need to study hard. The museum provides good information on the choice of scholars during an Emperor’s reign. A small entry fee and toilets inside.
Written 12 May 2018
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Gidons51
Herzliya, Israel4,746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Here were all the high ranked administrators brought up for there jobs and got the diploma . Built in Ming period and in Ming architecture. Schools come here today to hold a ceremony .
Written 10 May 2018
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Rick M
Wellington, New Zealand1,214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is immediately next to the Confucius Temple and you effectively go from one to the other. It was originally the centre of scholarship in imperial China, but most of that has gone now, and there's just a series of rooms down the eastern side that hold displays of what the college was like. The 189 stone steles which are engraved with the 13 Confucian classics, done in the late 18th century, are impressive - they used to be in galleries either side of the college but have now been moved into one long gallery. The Bi Yong Hall, in the centre of the complex was built in 1783 and is where the emperor delivered lectures. Quite peaceful, and not as many tourists, but the displays about the former college were very wordy and mostly in Chinese.
Written 21 September 2017
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MWLY
Hong Kong, China27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Can't imagine there were security guards or police smoking at the ticket-selling place at the main entrance. Smoking may cause fire which may damage this precious heritage. In addition, the doors to every exhibition rooms have been replaced by the ugly and dirty plastic strips and almost no one feel interest to enter in. The calligraphy of every rooms' titles had been written in wrong order(should have been from right to left in the Qing dynasty), showing the destruction by the red guards during the Cultural Revolution.
What shattered us the most is the footprints are noticed on the candidates' tables along the imperial examination road and someone used the maobi to mark the Arabic numbers on the tables top. We can't experience any atmosphere of the royalty supposed to be found in the imperial college!
Eventually we rushed to go out in a great despair. What will be the destiny of a nation who treats her history in such an insulting way?
We still give one star. it is a kind of unique experience of one's country history though it's on the inglorious side.
Written 12 May 2017
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ivbelzen
Tilburg, The Netherlands29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I was there with an English speaking guide called Dream. The trip was booked through China Hilights.
It is a informative place how scholarship in the past worked and a different look on Imperial times in China. My guide was very knowledgeable on the subject.
Written 30 March 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
We visited Guozijian which is the Imperial College after the Confucian Temple. This was the highest institute of learning in ancient Chinese dynasties. The education system of feudal China is well documented here. With well tended and lovely gardens, this was a relaxing visit for us. We spent some time here enjoying the peace and quiet.
Written 28 March 2017
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