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Confucius Temple, Qufu

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4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
With 104 buildings spread across 14 hectares (34.6 acres), Confucius Temple lies in the philosopher's hometown of Qufu and forms part of a World Heritage Site. Originally built two years after the sage's death in 478 BCE, the current complex features layers of additions by various dynasties, each of them offering their peculiar tributes to the founder of Chinese philosophy. Explore the compound's nine courtyards, housing stone reliefs and carvings depicting the life of Confucius, and containing some 1,250 ancient trees. Designed as an imperial palace with yellow tiles and intricately ornamented red walls, this revered temple offers a unique insight into the essence of ancient Chinese thought. Make Confucius Temple a part of your Qufu vacation plans using our Qufu tour planner.
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  • I thought that the area was quiet but once I entered, it was havoc. I am genourous to give a 3 rating because mainlanders were playing on the pillars sliding and spitting on the floor. The noise level...  read more »
  • 山東曲阜的孔廟是中國最大的孔廟, 歷史悠久淵源流長, 孔廟古木參天令人發思古之幽情, 孔廟,孔府,孔明是在一起的, 孔林稍遠一些, 沒時間可略過, 但是實在可惜! 
  • I came to Qufu specifically to see the trio of Confucius sites and I ended up being disappointed. It's still a great spot to visit and there is a lot to see, but the idea that this is second to the Fo...  read more »
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