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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. Plan your visit to Confucius Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Qufu journey planner.
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  • Spent a few hours here while in Qufu for a few days. There's some nice things to see, but much of them are replicas, and its really crowded. Nice to see if you're interested in the man and his teachin...  more »
  • This temple complex has been on my bucket list for some time. A wonderful serene place walking through a series of Gates and Pagodas to the Dacheng Palace where the locals make offering to Confucius. ...  more »
  • The first time I visited Shandong, I chose this place and took a bus. Half price for teachers is very meaningful to the mother as a teacher. Come the time is a holiday, some facilities in the renovation, the overall seems somewhat deserted, in addition to the far-off and a variety of organized children willing to patronize here. The whole atmosphere and neat, and many traditional Chinese architecture as the center of symmetry, the environment open everywhere full of green atmosphere. Unfortunately, it is far from Konglin to see.
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