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About Qufu

Located in the southwest of Shandong Province, Qufu is an ancient holy city with a long history, numerous cultural relics and fascinating historical sites. It is the birthplace not only of Confucius, Yanzi and Mencius, but also the Yellow Emperor, father of the nation of China. Confucius was one of the greatest philosophers in the history of the world, and is the founder of Chinese Confucian culture. Qufu’s Kong Family Mansion, Confucius Temple and Confucius Forest are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their prominent position in Chinese history and eastern culture.

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Qufu’s Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion
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The Temple of Confucius, Kong Family Mansion, and Cemetery of Confucius represent holy land memorialized throughout the history of China. The Temple of Confucius was built from the remains of Confucius's old residence and is a famous place for making offerings to the scholar. The scale of the Kong Family Mansion is second in China only to the Forbidden City, and it served for hundreds of years as the long-term residence of Confucius’s descendants. The Cemetery of Confucius is the burial site of Confucius and his descendants.
Temple of Confucius
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Temple
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.
Kong Family Mansion
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
The Kong Family Mansion lies to the east of the Temple of Confucius. It was the historical residence of the direct descendants of Confucius and is a typical example of architecture from Chinese feudal society. The building contains official spaces and residential quarters. The enormous mansion has nine courtyards and over 400 rooms. There are a large number of historical relics on display.
Nishan Sacredland
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No. 9 Shengxiang Road, Nishan Town, Qufu City

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River2014   
China's largest feudal aristocratic manor is located in Shandong, and is also included in the World Heritage

Shandong Qufu tourist attraction. The most famous is the three holes. The Confucius Temple is a temple dedicated to Confucius. It has a history of nearly 2,500 years, and Confucius, which is adjacent to the Confucius Temple, is also one of the must-see attractions.
Confucius, also known as the Yansheng Gongfu, is located on the east side of the Confucius Temple. It is the residence of the descendants of the ancestors of Confucius. It is the largest and most luxurious feudal bureaucratic aristocracy in China. It is known as the first in the world.
Around the Northern Song Dynasty, the expansion of Confucius began. In the early years of Hongwu in the early Ming Dynasty (1377), Zhu Yuanzhang ordered the reconstruction of Confucius, which is the location of Confucius now. There are more than 400 rooms in Confucius. During the Jiajing years of the Ming Dynasty, in order to protect Confucius Temple and Confucius, the emperor ordered the transfer of Qufu County and built a wall around it. The whole city developed with Confucius Temple and Confucius as the center, laying the scale of today. The buildings preserved by
Confucius were mainly built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, covering an area of about 180 acres and 463 buildings of various types. The interior of the hall is Xuanyuan, the scales of the corridor, the winding path of the promenade, the confusing, carved and painted, and magnificent, is a typical Chinese feudal aristocratic manor.
In 1994, the three holes of Qufu, including Confucius, were included in the World Cultural Heritage. There are nine courtyards and three roads in Confucius. The middle road is the main building. The former is the official residence. There are three halls and six halls. The back is the inner house. There are front room, front and rear halls, annexes, and the last six rooms. Finally, the garden .
Confucius has now retired from the bureaucracy and became a famous tourist attraction in the area. Visitors can come in and explore. Confucius's architectural style is majestic and tidy, and its layout is rigorous and magnificent.
Confucius also contains documents from the 13th year of Ming Jiajing (1534) to 1948. It is the longest, most extensive and most preserved private archive in the world, as well as a large number of historical relics and Ming Dynasty. Clear coat and so on.
Posted: May 21, 2019
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Posted: Nov 4, 2019
SteveWang   
Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, once the ancient capital of Lu, has the reputation of the Eastern Jerusalem. The name of Qufu is inextricably linked with Confucius. The famous "three holes" is also a classic that can't be missed when traveling to Qufu.
"Three holes" refers to Confucius Temple, Confucius and Konglin. The Confucius Temple is a temple dedicated to Confucius. It is also known as the "Salli to the Holy Temple". It was built in the 17th year of Lu Aigong. It has been rebuilt and repaired for thousands of years. It is the precedent and model of thousands of Confucius Temples at home and abroad. Confucius is located on the east side of the Confucius Temple. It is the residence of the eldest son of Confucius. The existing Confucian government is the new government of the imperial court when the Ming Dynasty was the fifty-fifth century Sun Kong Kejian of Confucius. In the 16th year of Hongzhi, he was ordered to rebuild after the fire. Kong Lin is the largest family cemetery in the world. Since Confucius, the children and grandchildren have been buried and buried, and there are more than 100,000 tombs.
If the ancient culture is too deep to say that visiting the scenic spot can not appreciate its deep meaning, then the gongs and drums closing ceremony held outside the Qufu ancient city wall every evening at sunset will make this historical sense more intuitive. With the order of the defending city officials, the drums and flags were displayed, and then the soldiers went out of the city to line up. A green-colored defending city official walked out of the city gate to announce the closure of the city gate. The noise of the day is also the sound of gold.
Posted: Nov 21, 2018