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Confucius Temple, Qufu

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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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208 reviews
  • August 16, 2017
    Visited the world heritage site that is eager for some while, the trees too 大sei, precinct, Bling Bling and Sayaka seemed calming feeling, without the pretentious, and relaxed atmosphere. It is rooted in the local staff.
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  • August 5, 2017
    He was the Confucius Woods Hole, hole I went to BU. At the place where Confucius family is counted in the world three major Saints lived registered on the world cultural heritage. There is a huge monument in the Confucius that was destroyed during the cultural revolution, and was repaired many. In school learning the Analects of Confucius, Chinese go never like. Something from a Japanese sorry.
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  • August 3, 2017
    A combined ticket is for 3 attractions related to Confucius (KongSI: master Kong) 150 Yuan. The Dacheng hall is really impresive! Worth the visit.
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  • December 14, 2016
    The three Confucian sites in Qufu are all worth seeing, all can be seen in 1 day. To me the Temple and Cemetery/Forest were more interesting with more trees and open spaces.
  • June 13, 2017
    A lot stories to tell about this place.
  • March 8, 2017
    Qufu Temple, is sacrifice China spring period of famous thinkers and educator Confucius of this temple, is located in Confucius hometown, and Shandong Qufu city within, and said "que in to Temple", began built Yu Lu Ai public 17 years, history increased repair expansion, by more than 2,400 years and sacrifice relative, is China origin most ancient, and history most long of a group buildings, is both at home and abroad thousands of seat Temple of precedent and model, and adjacent of Confucian, and North of cemetery collectively known as "three hole".
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  • September 27, 2016
    When not many people play, very quiet, a kind of feeling of crossing.
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  • December 1, 2016
    Nothing to see here, the real thing during the cultural revolution were smashed
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Look within the city walls of Qufu for some of the most atmospheric places to stay. Right in the heart of the old city, the accommodations are pretty small and show their age, but charming options can be found to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Still close to all the action, the modern city center to the south has a good set of standard and luxury hotels set in high-rise blocks, primarily positioned on the main thoroughfares and close to city parks.
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