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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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  • Qufu is the hometown of Confucius, which is a city full of culture. It’s different from other cities. I can fell silence in Qufu. It’s my honour to have the opportunity to listen to an interesting cou...  more »
  • 曲阜孔庙,是祭祀中国春秋时期的著名思想家和教育家孔子的本庙,位于孔子故里、山东曲阜城内,又称"阙里至圣庙",与南京夫子庙、北京孔庙和吉林文庙并称为中国四大文庙。与孔府、孔林合称"三孔"。现为世界文化遗产,与北京故宫、承德避暑山庄并列为中国三大古建筑群。 景区里有好多石碑、树、庙。建议去孔庙的游客,一定要请导游讲解。如果不了解历史,又是自己看的话会很无趣。 图中的柱子是计算时间用的,上课的时候在柱子...  more »
  • A large area, nice temples, beautiful and large Stone plates with carvings; worth a visit for 1-2 hours