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Qufu Private Walking Tour: Confucius Temple, Family Mansion and Cemetery with Lunch

Qufu City is known as the hometown of Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher and educator during the Spring and Warring Period(770-221BC). Join this private tour to see the highlights of Qufu. Learn about the the history of the region and Confucius culture from your local guide as you visit the World Cultural Heritage sites including Temple of Confucius, Confucius Family Mansion and Confucius Cemetery. This private walking tour including English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, and your meeting point can be either from your Qufu Hotel or Qufu Railway Station.

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4 to 6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup
    • One way transportation fee from your hotel in Qufu to Temple of Confucius
    • Private professional guide
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Entrance Fee
    • Entry/Admission - Confucius Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Qufu Dacheng Hall
    • Entry/Admission - Kong Mansion
    • Entry/Admission - Former Residence of Confucius in Qufu
    • Entry/Admission - Kong Forest
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Transportation fee back to your hotel
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Confucius Temple, Shendao Road, Qufu 273100 China

    Your tour guide will pick you up from your Qufu hotel's lobby at prearranged time. Then heading directly to the Temple of Confucius. If you choose to start the tour at 7:30am, you will be able to watch the "Opening Gate Ceremony " at the main entrance.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Qufu Dacheng Hall, Kong Temple, Qufu 272100 China

    Temple of Confucius was first built in 478BC to commemorate Confucius. The temple has been reconstructed over the centuries. In total, it has undergone 15 major renovations, 31 large repairs, and numerous small building measures. More than 300 buildings erected through the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces with yellow roof-tiles and red-painted walls, they are surrounded by dark-green pine trees to create a color contrast with complementary colors. 

    Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, learn about the symbolic significance of the architecture,  admire the statue of Confucius, pay a visit to the stone tablets, steles and pavilions, discover Confucius' life experience, and many other historic and cultural items related to Confucius and Confucius culture.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kong Mansion, In the center of QuFu, Qufu 273100 China

    Then, walk through the small market continue to explore the Kong Family Mansion.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Former Residence of Confucius in Qufu, Within the city, Qufu 273100 China

    The descendants of Confucius live here and they were in charge of conducting elaborate religious ceremonies on occasions such as plantings, harvests, honoring the dead, and birthdays. The first mansion was built in 1038 and was originally connected directly to the temple. The family mansion was inhabited by descendants of Confucius until 1937.Today, the mansion comprises 152 buildings with 480 rooms. 

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kong Forest, QuFu City North, Qufu 273100 China

    Next, enjoy a delicious Shandong flavor lunch in the restaurant. Afterwards heading to Confucius Cemetery either by car or tuktuk 

    Confucian Cemetery has served as the family graveyard of Confucius and his descendants for more than two thousand years. It is the largest, oldest, and best-preserved single-family cemetery in China. This final resting place of Confucius and his descendants is commonly known as the Forest of Confucius because of the large number of trees, over 20,000, planted with numerous tombstones, temples, pavilions and sculptures. There are about 3,600 tombstones dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties still standing in the cemetery.

    After the tour finished, your can choose to explore the area on your own, your tour guide can help you to find a taxi to your next destination (on your own expense).

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your tour guide will waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel by holding your name sign
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Unique Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-19099P176

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