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“If interested in Confucius then this is a worth while trip”
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Confucius Temple
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Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Qufu
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Owner description: A grand complex of monuments and buildings in the hometown of the great philosopher and educator.
Reviewed April 4, 2012

The templ and cemetary are worth the walk. Be prepared to walk a lot after you park to get to confucius grave. There are golf cart like things that will drive you in. Understand to be 20 RMB per person. I think this would be well worth it. The mansion got a little repetitive after a while. Aloow 1-2 hours for each item

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

I visited the Confucius Temple, Cemetery and Mansion a few days ago with business colleagues. Despite the weather being cold and dreary, the sites were fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. They are well kept and there is reasonably good signage including maps and brief descriptions of each major building/exhibit. As with most old sites like this much has been restored/reconstructed, but there are still large parts that are original. Of particular impact was seeing all of the stele and other monuments that were broken or destroyed during the the Cultural Revolution and have since been restored. It's sobering to consider the destruction of such irreplaceable and valuable artifacts simply because they represented a form of through that was out of favor at the time. The Temple and Mansion are adjacent to one another. The cemetary requires a cab ride. An observation - there were absolutely no crowds at all when I visited in March, but the weather was quite cool. I'm told the crowds can get very large at other times of year. Also, it's easy to hire a guide to walk with you through the sites and provide a one-on-one commentary of what you're seeing. We did this and it was quite worthwhile. I would like to return and spend more time, particulary at the cemetery which is expansive and covers many acres.

1  Thank Keith T
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

walking around the 3 sites, you have the feel of something grand and important. Confucius' thoughts were shunned during his lifetime, but later came to be the foundation of all Asian thinking and politics.

Just dont come here during a national holiday!!

Thank xiaoyaoYantai
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Qufu is the hometown of Confucius who is a great philosopher of goodness almost 2000 years ago. My favourite quote was 'What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. In Mandarin, 己所不欲,勿施于人.
Travelling to Qufu will take about 2 hours by car from Jinan. The journey will include the Confucius temple, mansion and cemetery. Strange and ghoulish as it seemed, I was most touched by the cemetery which covers more than 200 hectres of land.

2  Thank Suisei31
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Reviewed June 13, 2007

Out of all the places me and my partner visited in our 3 month trip of China, Qufu was the biggest dissapointment and the most expensive! Qufu was highly recommended in our guidebook for having this amazing confucius temple and basically being a wonderful town to spend a couple of days! The temple alone cost 90rmb entry or you could pay 150rmb for all three, thankgod we only paid the 90 and that was not worth it! The temple was no where near on par with any of the main temples in China and well over half was all locked up. What was open was not well maintained and was not worth a look anyway! Seriously would not recommend people bother with this unless you really really have to kill some time (in which case do a day trip). What is worth knowing though if you decide to visit and stay is that there is a fantastic brand new youth hostel on the road leading to the cemetary. This place was not on the internet when we visited and we only came across it by accident but we had a look and the place was lovely and only cost 90rmb for a double ensuite!!!

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