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Qufu Attractions

Located in the southwest of Shandong Province, Qufu City is the hometown of Confucius, a great thinker and educator, as well as the founder of the Confucian School in ancient China. It is hailed by the westerners as “Oriental Jerusalem” and ranks as one of the world’s four Holy Cities. In 1994, Temple of Confucius, the Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu were listed into the world’s cultural relics. Such cultural charm attracts people of different colors, nations, beliefs and fields to come here to appreciate the remains, go sightseeing, and go on a trip for study. Chinese descendants from various parts of the world also arrive to pay respect and look back into the shared past. In addition to the food for the mind, the food for the mouth is also popular among the tourists. Kongfu Yan, a banquet of a unique style, has evolved into what it is today after hundreds of years of renovation. What’s more, Kongfu Pancakes and Toasted Tofu are another two delicious food and best gifts for friends.

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The Confucius Temple (Kongmiao), built in B.C. 478 and situated in the South Gate of Qufu in China, is the first and the largest temple complex built in memory of Confucius. It’s ranked the second largest historical building complex (after the Forbidden City), and its architectural style occup...

The Cemetery of Confucius (Konglin), a key cultural relic in China, is the cemetery of Confucius and his descendants. Located to the north of Qufu and covering more than 3,000 acres, this artificial garden is China's largest, most historic and best-preserved clan grave complex. Later, as Confucius&r...

The Confucius Family Mansion (Kongfu), where the direct descendants of Confucius lived, is located to the east of the Confucius Temple. The Kong family was in control of the largest private rural estate in China. The first mansion was erected in 1038 during the Song dynasty, and during a rebuilding ...