Things to Do in Qufu
Listed as national historical and cultural city by the State Council, Qufu has many tourism resources and cultural relics. As the birthplace of Confucius, the top Qufu Attractions are the San Kong World Heritage Sites: Temple of Confucius, Confucius Family Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius, all declared in 1994.
Besides, some featured activities are hold, including the Confucius Cultural Festival, a holy way to remember Confucius and to spread the Chinese Culture and the Confucian Banquet, the traditional dishes of Shandong Cuisine.
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Temple of Confucius (Kong Miao)
Constructed in Zhou Dynasty, in the first two years after the death of Confucius, and completed in Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Confucius Temple in Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, is the most famous and the largest one, among over 2,000 Confucius temples in the world. Together with the Summer Palace in Beijing and the Mountain Resort of Chengde, Temple of Confucius is one of the three largest ancient architectural complexes in China and was listed as world cultural heritage in 1994.
Confucius Family Mansion (Kong Fu)
Next to the back door of Confucius Temple, you enter the Confucius Family mansion, the world's first Family, where the descendants of Confucius were lived for over 2,000 years. It is the oldest, largest and best preserved ancient Family buildings in extant Chinese history and declared to be one of world heritages. Walking inside, you can find many precious sacrificial vessels, cultural relics and historical styled buildings.
Cemetery of Confucius (Kong Lin)
Cemetery of Confucius is another world heritage site with 1500 meters away Confucius Temple. After 13 times rebuilt since 479 BC, it has over 200 hectare containing more than 4000 pieces of stones and numerous mass graves up to 10 thousand, including tombs of Confucius, his descendants of 76 generations and never stopped for over two thousand years, which makes it the longest and largest family cemetery in the world.
Recommended Qufu Tours
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- 6 Days Best of Shandong Tour
Jinan / Mount Tai / Qufu / Qingdao