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Confucius' Parents' Cemetery

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Confucius' Parents' Cemetery

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This is a 7-day Beijing, Mount Tai, Qufu and Qingdao tour. This tour will bring you to the Confucius's hometown: Qufu, and also bring you to visit the Mount Tai, the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and Qingdao, which has the soft sand beach to let you enjoy the charming scenery.
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JackR46 wrote a review Nov. 2016
Fullerton, California1,056 contributions256 helpful votes
Correct title should be "Confucius Parents burial/memorial site" as this site is not a separate "cemetery", but located in the Kong Family Cemetery (or forrest) - but not i the same place as the memorials/burial place of Confusius, his son and grandson. Only worth visiting if you are already exploring the huge cemetery on foot.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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loannefw wrote a review Sep. 2016
Fort Worth, Texas14 contributions11 helpful votes
We visited Qufu this past June and saw Confucius Family Cemetery and Confucius Temple but were too late to visit his mansion. We were in awe of the cemetery, what a beautiful, peaceful place! It was maintained like a park with many people strolling around. In case you cannot walk so far, there is a trolley that you can ride. We could not believe that Confucius' grave was still beautifully kept after two thousand years! There were hardly any foreign tourists but there were lots of Chinese tourists from other parts of the country. We regret we did not have enough time for the mansion. We had a very nice guide. We wanted to bring a gift for a Chinese friend in the US and were looking for a calligraphy master who could write us a proverb we had in mind. When we asked our guide whether he knew anyone, he brought us to a true master. This man is a government certified calligraphy master and his office/shop is situated right in front of the cemetery. He is the only master there, you can't miss him. His writing is exquisite and we were so pleased that he was so inexpensive as he is not used to foreigners. He can also write your Chinese name for you. Due to a mishap my husband had to go to the emercency room and the guide brought us to the Qufu People's hospital. We were very apprehensive, but again we were pleasantly surprised. Even though the hospital was very simple and plain, they had a state of the art sonogram machine, had a sophisticated lab and ran all the tests with a written report within an hour and a half and gave the meds. The chief urologist was very competent and knew what he was doing. We were able to travel 5 more days and did not have to cancel the remainder of the trip. We will always be grateful to that doctor, who saved our vacation and restored my husband's health.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Jarko2015 wrote a review Sep. 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,699 contributions3,014 helpful votes
The cemetery is within the myriad of tombs and shrines located inside the Confucius Forest, about 1500m north of the walled city of Qufu. Tickets are available at the gate, or you can buy the combined ticket for all 3 "Kongs" for 150CNY. The cemetery for Confucius' parents is inside the temple complex for Confucius' own tomb.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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JeffCypress wrote a review Jul. 2016
Reading, United Kingdom352 contributions175 helpful votes
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The cemetery is about five minutes drive from the Confucius Temple and Mansion but is really worth seeing. From the entrance you can walk or take a buggy - you will see much more but it is almost 15 minutes walk to the tomb itself. It is a very serene place with interesting architectural elements and not at all what you might imagine the cemetery to be like. The tombstone itself and the route to it has many (good!) unusual aspects - well worth reading up in advance or taking a local guide.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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CWLow wrote a review Oct. 2015
Kuantan, Malaysia473 contributions67 helpful votes
The Cemetery of Confucius contains the tomb erected in memory of Confucius, along with the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. Situated just north of the sage’s birthplace of Qufu in Shandong Province, the cemetery sits around two kilometers from the Confucius Temple and the Kong Family Mansion, which together make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cemetery is renowned for its natural botanical areas, largely owing to more than 1,000 mature trees. You will be ferried around this park by electric cart. Note: If you have bought a package ticket for visit of The temple of Confucius, Kong Mansion and this Confucius Cemetery(3 sites), do include the 'free' shuttle transport provided to and fro The Temple and Cemetery.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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