The Confucius Temple in Beijing, first built in 1302. It is the 2nd largest Confucius temple and was used to worship Confucius until 1911. This gate is called DaCheng Gate, Highest Accomplishment Gate, and leads to the main worship hall, DaCheng Hall. Also on the grounds are stone tablets with the names of all 51,624 Jinshi or advanced scholars from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. China was the first country to have a system of national examinations where people of all backgrounds could pass national exams to be able to take jobs in the government. This is one of my favorite places to visit in Beijing.