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Temple of Confucius

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Ranked No. 2 in Qufu Important Religious Institutions
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural SiteTemple
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: Shendao Rd, Qufu Shi, Jining Shi, Shandong Sheng, China
Phone: 0537-4712269 0537-7311108

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Qufu Confucius Temple is a temple for Confucius, when he was a year old. Since the Western Han Dynasty, successive emperors have added the title to Confucius, Confucius Temple has become the largest in the country. Most of the existing buildings were completed by the Ming and Qing dynasties, covering 327 mu of land, and nine front and back into the courtyard. There are 464 temples, courthouses and gateways. Around the four walls with red walls, four corners with turrets, is modeled after the Beijing Forbidden City. It is called 'three holes' together with neighboring holes and hole forests in the north of the castle.

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The Temple of Confucius was converted from his residence and is famous in China as a place to make offerings to the scholar. The temple is enormous, covering nine courtyards. The majestic complex includes over one hundred structures lined up facing each other along the central pathway. Today, offerings to Confucius are still continuously being made here, and scheduled major music and dance events draw many people who dress in traditional Chinese dress and come to worship Confucius.
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