Your tour guide will pick you up from your Jinan city hotels lobby, hop on your private air-conditioned car heading directly to Qufu (Appox 2 hours driving.
Upon arrival, your first stop is the Temple of Confucius which was first built in 478BC to commemorate Confucius. More than 300 buildings erected through the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces with yellow roof-tiles and red-painted walls, they are surrounded by dark-green pine trees to create a color contrast with complementary colors.
Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, learn about the symbolic significance of the architecture, admire the statue of Confucius, pay a visit to the stone tablets, steles and pavilions, discover Confucius' life experience, and many other historic and cultural items related to Confucius and Confucius culture.
Then, walk through the small market continue to explore the Kong Family Mansion.The descendants of Confucius live here and they were in charge of conducting elaborate religious ceremonies on occasions such as plantings, harvests, honoring the dead, and birthdays. Today, the mansion comprises 152 buildings with 480 rooms.
Enjoy a lunch in the near by restaurant, then heading to Confucius Cemetery.
Confucian Cemetery has served as the family graveyard of Confucius and his descendants for more than two thousand years. This final resting place of Confucius and his descendants is commonly known as the Forest of Confucius because of the large number of trees, over 20,000, planted with numerous tombstones, temples, pavilions and sculptures. There are about 3,600 tombstones dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties still standing in the cemetery.
After the tour finished, your will be transferred back to your hotel in Jinan.