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3 Days Taishan & Qufu Tour from Beijing by Bullet Train

Beijing / Mount Tai / Qufu

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  • Dai Temple
  • Confucian Temple
  • Mount Tai
  • Dai Temple
  • Mount Tai
  • Confucian Temple
Tour Code:
CD-MTQT-03
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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  2. Just you or your group;
  3. 1-to-1 travel consultant within 0.5~23.5 hrs;
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  6. Customizable to your needs & interests;
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Overview:
Take the 3-day Beijing side trip to Mount Tai and Qufu by high speed train! You'll visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, see both natural and cultural scenes, get to know why confucianism is spreading all over the world.
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Highlights

Visit:
Mount Tai
Dai Temple
 
Confucian Temple
Confucian Mansion
Confucian Cemetery
Experience:
3-hour high speed train from Beijing to Taishan;
Climb Mount Tai, the foremost of the Five Great Mountains of China;
Explore the culture & history of Confucianism in the birthplace of Confucius, Qufu.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Bullet Train to Tai'an from Beijing

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On this day, pick you up from your hotel in Beiing and transfer to Beijing South Train Station. First, you’ll take 2-hour morning high speed train from Beijing to Taishan.

Welcome to Taishan! Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up at the train station and transfer to visit Dai Temple. Founded in Han Dynasty, it is the largest and best-preserved architectural complex of Mount Tai. As a Taoist Temple, Dai Temple was a place where the emperor made sacrifice and worship the God of the Mount Tai and pray for peace and prosperity. Dai Temple, in its fame and antiquity, is on a par with the Forbidden City, the Temple of Confucius, Kong Family Mansion and other well-known sites in China.

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Dai Temple
Day 2 Tian'an - Qufu (B)

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After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll visit Mount Tai, leader of the “Five Taoist Mountain in China”. Take the private car to the Halfway Gate to the Heaven. Then, you could have 1.5 hours’ hike to the top of the Mt. Taishan (if physical condition limits, you could take cable car to South Gate to the Heaven). On the top, visit South Heavenly Gate, Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak and more.

Afterwards, take cable car and private car to get down from the mountain and transfer to Qufu. Stay overnight in Qufu.

Mount Tai: Rising 1545 meters above sea level, it is the most significant of the “Five Taoist Mountain in China”. Considered to be “a Natural Museum of History and Art”, it is a famous place both of Taoism and Buddhism. In history, 72 Chinese emperors came here for worshiping or holding ceremonies of handing crowns. In 1987, together with Dai Temple, Mount Tai was listed as world heritage site.

Mount Tai Scenic AreaMount Tai
Day 3 Qufu & Qufu Departure (B, L)

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On this day, pick you up at your hotel in Qufu. Today, you’ll have in depth exploration of Confucianism in the hometown of Confucius.

The highlight is to visit “San Kong”, the name given collectively to the three main sites of Confucius: the Confucian Temple, The Confucian Mansion and the Confucian Cemetery. You will get a full understanding about the life of Confucius, as well as the Confucian culture.

After the tour, be escorted to train station to catch a train to your next destination. Service ends!

Confucian Temple
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Read what other travelers think about this China trip. We only accept reviews from actual, confirmed travelers who purchased the tour / activity from us, so you can be sure the reviews are unbiased and authentic.

Hi Vivien,

All has gone very well - thanks to you and your colleagues. I'm in Zhujiajiao today and looking around some parts of Shanghai. 

Regards!

Allen

Allen‚ , January 9, 2017

Hi Vivien

I just wanted to email and thank you for the tour you organised for me! I really enjoyed it! I didn’t read all notes carefully ( only just now) and did not tip the driver. I tipped my guide but only because I wanted to and not enough. Is there a way i can transfer you money to tip driver and I would also like to tip the guide more as she was fantastic! I feel really terrible about it as I did not realise and did not think to! Please advise. Thank you!

Deirdre

Deirdre‚ , January 7, 2017

Hi Jack,

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Guilin, Yangshuo and Zhangjiajie are world class tourist attractions. The scenery is spectacular. I was amazed I did not see more foreign tourists. I think it is because most people I have spoken to overseas have not heard of these places or realise how good these places are.

Guilin, Yangshuo and Zhangjiajie town centres are nice. They are a pleasant change from the crowded, polluted, concrete jungles of Shanghai and Schenzen.

The tour guides were very good. I especially liked Smiley. She tried very hard to make sure I was happy. She did well to change my itinerary after my flight was changed. The optional night boat cruise in Guilin and night show in Yangshuo recommended by Smiley were very good .

My only disappointments were:

- spending so much time travelling from Guilin to Zhangjiajie after my original flight was cancelled

- not being able to go out with the cormorant fishermen

- not being able to see the staircase through the hole in the hill in Zhangjiajie (because it was too far away and I had to leave for airport)

- having mist and low cloud obscuring the view when I went on the worlds longest cable car to the mountain with the glass walking platform (you can't control the weather)

Overall, I was very happy with the trip. If I had to do it again,  I would allow more time. I think you need at least 3 days in Zhangjiajie.

You did well to organise the trip at such short notice Jack.

I am sure you would get many more tourists if you advertised these areas overseas.

Best regards

Tony

Tony‚ , January 5, 2017
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Dai Temple
Dai Temple

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Mount Tai Scenic Area
Mount Tai Scenic Area
Mount Tai
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Confucian Temple
Confucian Temple

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