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  • Address: Banbi St, Qufu, Jining, Shandong, China, China

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Confucius Temple Tours

The Confucius Temple, located in the heart of Qufu city, is the oldest and largest temple of its kind within China. Along with the Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion, the temple forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site collectively known as San Kong (meaning ‘The Three Confucian Sites’).

Built in 479 BC, shortly after Confucius’ death, the temple features an impressive 466 halls, pavilions, and other rooms that are surprisingly still intact. Over the years, alterations and expansions on the temple building have transformed it into a sprawling complex with nine rows of courtyards leading up to a statue of Confucius before the temple entrance.

The Great Accomplishment Hall forms the main basis of the building, which features another statue of Confucius and a stone inscription of the Ming Dynasty, with various images depicting the story of Confucius.

Practical Info

The Confucius Temple and the other Confucius sites are situated in the city of Qufu in the southwest of Shandong Province. The Confucius Temple and the Kong Family Mansion are situated in one area, with the cemetery just a short taxi ride away.

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Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple plus Kong's Family Mansion and Cemetery by Public ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple plus Kong's Family Mansion and Cemetery by Public Transportation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The city of Qufu contains many historic palaces, temples and tombs related to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Enjoy a wonderful day exploring the peaceful ...  Read more

Location: Shandong, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
2-Night Best of Shandong Tour by Bullet Train from Beijing, Beijing, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

2-Night Best of Shandong Tour by Bullet Train from Beijing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Ride the world’s fastest railway to Qufu and explore the attractions of Shandong on a private 2-night tour from Beijing. Visit the Temple of Confucius, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $473.75
Private Tour: 2-Night Shandong by Bullet Train from Shanghai Including Temple of Confucius, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: 2-Night Shandong by Bullet Train from Shanghai Including Temple of Confucius

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Shandong on a private 2-night tour from Shanghai. You’ll see the Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius and the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $396.00

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