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Address: Shendao Road, Qufu 273100, China
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A grand complex of monuments and buildings in the hometown of the great...

A grand complex of monuments and buildings in the hometown of the great philosopher and educator.

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A very informative trip of your interested in Confucius (Kong Zhong Ni). Tour guides are an option and very good to hear the rich history of the temple and other Chinese cultural... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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Toronto
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend seeing this temple. Is a true monument to a great Chinese person who was poor and unrecognized until after death. The grounds are gigantic and you will need 2-3 hours just to see everything. Had a English speaking tour guide Kevin arranged through amazing hotel staff at Shangri-La Qufu. Very knowledgeable, kind and over the top professional. Go... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Of the three Confucian sights of Qufu, the Temple is the grandest and most worthwhile. There is so much interesting stonework and artwork in and on the various buildings. I'd never seen the "3D" columns before. The Dacheng building, the biggest in the complex is breathtaking for its pure size. Pictures don't do it justice. I really liked the musical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A very informative trip of your interested in Confucius (Kong Zhong Ni). Tour guides are an option and very good to hear the rich history of the temple and other Chinese cultural points. We were able to get an English tour guide for 80rmb per Confucius attraction, and it was well worth it. Leave yourself at least 2 hours for... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

From an historical point of view, this was well worth the visit. Well preserved and restored I enjoyed spending a couple of hours walking around with our private guide who was very knowledgeable. We went in December - yes a little chilly - but we had no problems with crowds and often had pics with no one in the way.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Qufu is the hometown of Confucius, which is a city full of culture. It’s different from other cities. I can fell silence in Qufu. It’s my honour to have the opportunity to listen to an interesting courses about Confucius, and saw a lot of students is accepting the Confucian education. Then we try to wear the hanfu, and study to... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

A large area, nice temples, beautiful and large Stone plates with carvings; worth a visit for 1-2 hours

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The temple is housed within a huge area that requires lots of walking. It is interesting to see the great sage's birthplace, his home, a temple dedicated to his scholarly pursuits, the Kong Mansion and his resting place with more than 3,000 of his ancestors with him.

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Eighth trip to China so we wanted to see some sites that Westerners, especially Americans, do not often visit. Temple complex quite vast but many open spaces & many buildings not available to the public. It is definitely not in the "Forbidden City" class, but it does have a charm of it's own. Even when the main building is crowded,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I thought that the area was quiet but once I entered, it was havoc. I am genourous to give a 3 rating because mainlanders were playing on the pillars sliding and spitting on the floor. The noise level in a temple is just unacceptable. Rather go to the Old Town

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I came to Qufu specifically to see the trio of Confucius sites and I ended up being disappointed. It's still a great spot to visit and there is a lot to see, but the idea that this is second to the Forbidden City in size and interest within China is very misleading. In terms of sheer square metres, the space... More 

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