Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple, Kong's Family Mansion and Cemetery
The city of Qufu contains many historic palaces, temples and tombs related to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Enjoy a wonderful day exploring the peaceful Temple of Confucius, the Kong Family Mansion and Cemetery, all listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Confucius Temple, Shendao Road, Qufu 273100 China
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Qufu, train station in Qufu, or Jinan city centre to start this tour in this city known as the hometown of Confucius.
First you will visit the Confucius Temple, or in Chinese Kong Miao. The origins of the temple date back to the 5th Century B.C., as it was built shortly after Confucius’ death. In 478 B.C., Duke Ai built a temple honoring Confucius, who, at the time, was still largely unknown outside the province. By the 2nd Century B.C., the fame of Confucius had spread and the Han Emperor Wubegan offering sacrifices at this site in 205 B.C. The temple was expanded but subsequent generations of rulers, and for the next thousand years, untold numbers of buildings were built and torn down in many rounds of rebuilding.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Former Residence of Confucius in Qufu, Within the city, Qufu 273100 China
After your visit to the temple, you will enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch. Next you will visit the Confucius’ Family Mansion. This is where both Confucius and his descendants allegedly lived for over 2,500 years. The yard boasts 466 rooms and myriad courtyards, most of which are off-limits to tourists, but there are enough open to give you a general idea of the grandeur of the place.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Confucius' Parents' Cemetery, Fangshan Country, Qufu 273100 China
Then you will have a nice 30 minutes walk to reach the Cemetery of Confucius, which is where the Confucious (Kong in Chinese) clan is all buried, as well as some of Confucius’ disciples. Construction on this cemetery was begun in 1331, but in total there have been 13 different renovations and extensions. The oldest graves found here date back to the Zhou Dynasty.
After this last visit, we will take you back to your hotel in Qufu, Jinan city centre or Qufu Train Station.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Please wear comfortable walking shoes"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duración: 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
1: Jinan, Shandong, China
2: Qufu East Railway Station Parking Lot, Qufu, Jining, Shandong, China
Traveler pickup is offered
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Qufu
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.