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FRANK O
Belfast, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Travelled by Fast Train from Taishan with Friends and was again pleasantly surprised by the Size and Lay Out of everything.
Written 16 June 2019
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D13O
The Hague, The Netherlands248 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Probably Confucius isn't really buried here, but there is a grave with his name on it. Total tourist trap, dozens of stalls lined up before the entrance. Nothing to see really unless you're into headstones, some arches and statues. A gazillion tourists everywhere, you have to dodge electric cars and again not really much to see. Further in the forest there are other graves and it gets quieter. Skip Qufu cause it is one big money grab for the locals.
Written 28 April 2019
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IDTVL
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
When in Qufu, this is a pilgrimage I imagine most locals would make given how revered Confucius was. Though I saw very few foreigners, this was an interesting stop as this place had so much history you could feel it in the air. For a cemetery, it wasn't that creepy in the day time. We saw the map of the cemetery and was simply overwhelmed by the size, thinking that we couldn't come here without seeing something we continued walking until we stumbled across the Kong Forest. The entrance way has buggy tours for hire to explore the whole cemetery, but given the little knowledge we possessed we walked on with pram in tow. It probably took us 15 mins of walking before arriving at the Kong Forest.

It's a pretty relaxing and very impressive dedication to the Kong family. There were a few signs in english, but given our lack of time we had a quick look and found large stone grave markers, statues and neatly placed trees.

Don't prioritise this in your Qufu trip, but if you have a a spare hour you should walk through the cemetery.
Written 31 July 2018
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Emma S
Darwin, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
It was very easy to get to as I was staying as a small family guest house near the southern gate of Qufu, and I was able to walk. The weather was ideal - not too hot, and the sun was warm, so I spent about an hour walking around the cemetery. The approach to the cemetery was impressive with the faded red buildings of the Supreme Sage Cemetery Archway and the Tomb Gate, while the path to the tombs was lined with paired statues and trees. Apart from the tombs that were marked - those of Confucius, Kong Li (his son) and Kong Ji (his grandson) - I didn't have a clue what I was looking at really. However, the paths were nice and clean, the weather was beautiful, the spring flowers were out, and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet and the atmosphere.
Written 5 August 2017
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Alex Lee
El Monte, CA194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
First of all, this trip happened many, many years ago, way before I started using Tripadvisor. I just want to add some reviews to some of my old time trips. This is one of them.

The Kong Forest has a history of over 2000 years, full of history and legends. The trees are very old. Walking in the forest, you could actually feel immersed in ancient Chinese history.
Written 7 July 2017
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Professor-Kunich
Charlotte, NC78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
The Kong Forest includes hundreds of tombs and gravesites to the innumerable descendants of Confucius. The forest is relaxing, but the constant presence of memorials and tomb markers detracts from the pleasantness. Other than the gravesite of Confucius itself, a Westerner would have no idea as to the significance of any of them.
Written 19 June 2017
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80travelbug124
New York City, NY66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
...and you may find a small bit of silence in this amazing place.
I toured with a 75th generation descendant of Kong. It was an interesting, informative and relaxing walk through this ancient place.
Allow at least 2 hours and I do recommend hiring a guide to get the most out of the tour.
Written 20 May 2017
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mattodowd
Beijing, China178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
This forest is huge and full of tombs of Confucius' descendants, even those that have lived millenniums later! It is well worth seeing the tomb of Confucius himself, as well as having a general walk round the forest.

I'd recommend allowing 1.5 hours for this.

Name in Chinese: 孔林(Konglin)

Here is a full itinerary I would recommend if you want to see all of the 3 Kongs and you are arriving into Qufu by the high speed railway:

1. Catch bus 1 or k01 from the railway station to near the Confucius temple. At the railway station, turn right out the exit and follow the sign for the bus station. You don't need to buy a ticket in advance, you can pay 1rmb on the bus. Get off at Kongmiao Nanmen (孔庙南门). It takes around 40 mins. Then walk around 500m north to the Confucius temple.

2. Buy a ticket for all 3 Confucius attractions for 150rmb + the 30 rmb multi-trip bus ticket between the attractions (this saves hassle). I also recommend getting a guide at least round the Confucius Temple, if there is one available.

3. Confucius temple (1 hour approx)

4. Confucius Mansion (200m right from the exit of the Confucius temple). (45 mins approx)

5. Catch the bus to the Confucius forest from 100m right of the exit of the Confucius mansion. They run about every 5 mins. Alternatively you can walk it in 40 mins.

6. Confucius Forest (1-1.5 hours)

7. Bus back to the entrance of the Confucius temple, where you can change to bus 1 or k01 back to the high-speed railway station.

You can do all of this in 6-7 hours, but there are other museums to see in Qufu if you have more time.
Written 1 May 2017
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,052 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Interesting visit if one is interested in Kong's philosophy and wanted to pay homage. Otherwise it is a huge cemetery plot and the key attraction is the burial site for Confucius. It is a pleasant walk from the entrance to the tomb site. There are other tomb sites of the descendants who were famous in their own rights. Unless one is somewhat knowlegeable about the Kong's family history, it is not very meaningful to try to locate these tombs, especially when there is no English direction pointers.
Written 27 April 2017
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bladdamasta
Manly, Australia1,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
The cemetery is a relaxing place to visit. Bewildering to be at the tomb of a man who died almost 2600 years ago. Moving to see his son's tomb next to it. It's all done simply and well. I enjoyed walking through a forest of distinctively Chinese trees to get there. The Pavilions built to mark the visit by various emporers over the centuries are appropriately subdued. You can get a golf cart to minimise the walk, but we only had time for Confucius' tomb, so we walked. Only 1500m from the North Gate of the walled part of Qufu.
Written 16 January 2017
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