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Kong Forest

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Kong Forest

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Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple, Kong's Family Mansion and Cemetery
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Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple, Kong's Family Mansion and Cemetery

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Confucius Temple, golden and glorious, is indisputably Qufu’s top attraction. Dive deeper into the history of the ancient Chinese philosopher on a private 6-hour tour from Shandong. Feel like a local as you take public transport to Qufu, home to the UNESCO World Heritage site San Kong, which collectively refers to the Confucius Temple, the Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion. A Chinese lunch is included.
$119.00 per adult
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frankokeefe_2 wrote a review Jun 2019
Belfast, United Kingdom119 contributions14 helpful votes
Travelled by Fast Train from Taishan with Friends and was again pleasantly surprised by the Size and Lay Out of everything.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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D13O wrote a review Apr 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands195 contributions37 helpful votes
Probably Confucius isn't really buried here, but there is a grave with his name on it. Total tourist trap, dozens of stalls lined up before the entrance. Nothing to see really unless you're into headstones, some arches and statues. A gazillion tourists everywhere, you have to dodge electric cars and again not really much to see. Further in the forest there are other graves and it gets quieter. Skip Qufu cause it is one big money grab for the locals.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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IDTVL wrote a review Jul 2018
Sydney, Australia17 contributions9 helpful votes
When in Qufu, this is a pilgrimage I imagine most locals would make given how revered Confucius was. Though I saw very few foreigners, this was an interesting stop as this place had so much history you could feel it in the air. For a cemetery, it wasn't that creepy in the day time. We saw the map of the cemetery and was simply overwhelmed by the size, thinking that we couldn't come here without seeing something we continued walking until we stumbled across the Kong Forest. The entrance way has buggy tours for hire to explore the whole cemetery, but given the little knowledge we possessed we walked on with pram in tow. It probably took us 15 mins of walking before arriving at the Kong Forest. It's a pretty relaxing and very impressive dedication to the Kong family. There were a few signs in english, but given our lack of time we had a quick look and found large stone grave markers, statues and neatly placed trees. Don't prioritise this in your Qufu trip, but if you have a a spare hour you should walk through the cemetery.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Emma S wrote a review Aug 2017
Darwin, Australia50 contributions14 helpful votes
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It was very easy to get to as I was staying as a small family guest house near the southern gate of Qufu, and I was able to walk. The weather was ideal - not too hot, and the sun was warm, so I spent about an hour walking around the cemetery. The approach to the cemetery was impressive with the faded red buildings of the Supreme Sage Cemetery Archway and the Tomb Gate, while the path to the tombs was lined with paired statues and trees. Apart from the tombs that were marked - those of Confucius, Kong Li (his son) and Kong Ji (his grandson) - I didn't have a clue what I was looking at really. However, the paths were nice and clean, the weather was beautiful, the spring flowers were out, and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet and the atmosphere.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Alex Lee wrote a review Jul 2017
El Monte, California236 contributions52 helpful votes
First of all, this trip happened many, many years ago, way before I started using Tripadvisor. I just want to add some reviews to some of my old time trips. This is one of them. The Kong Forest has a history of over 2000 years, full of history and legends. The trees are very old. Walking in the forest, you could actually feel immersed in ancient Chinese history.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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