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Qufu, one of the most famous city in China, is situated in the southwest of Shandong Province. It is one of the 24 famous historical and cultural cities announced by the State Council. It is 160 kilometers(about 2 hours\' bus ride) to Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province.

Qufu was the capital of the kingdom Lu, in the Spring and Autumn Period(770 BC-476 BC), it is the hometown of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius. Many tourist want to visit the place where confucius lived. The house of Confucius is the highest building in Qufu. The residence in Qufu would like to express their respect to Confucius in this way.

There are many residents in Qufu whom surname is Kong and they are all Confucius\' decendants. Qufu rice is very famous in China.

There are many delicacies in Qufu. The Kong cuisine is very famous in China. And even the emperor in the ancient time enjoy it very much.


Confucius Forest

Confucius Forest is the cemetery of Confucius and his family, it is located in Qufu City, Shandong Province. Confucius Forest is the best preserved family cemetery with longest history. Read More...

Confucius Mansion

Confucius Mansion is located in the east of the Temple of Confucius, the city center of Qufu City. It is a representation of the ancient construction. Read More...

The Temple of Confucius

The Temple of Confucius is located inside the south gate of Qufu, it is a group of grand buildings. Confucianism has the most enduring and profound effect over Chinese culture. Summer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Resort in Chengdu, the Temple of Confucius in Qufu are the 3 largest ancient architectural complexes in China.The Temple of Confucius was rebuilt during Ming and Qing Dynasty(1368-1911). It is divided into nine courtyard. The main buildings run along a north to south axis, with the a Read More...