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Address: QuFu City North, Qufu 273100, China
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very special place

this is the cemetery for members of confucius' family and he is also buried here. it is a sacred place for local people who go to worship and lay flowers at his grave and those of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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376 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kong Forrest (or cemetery) was my favorite of the three Confucius/Kong sites in Qufu. We had a private driver, so easily got from the exit of the Kong Mansion to the entrance of the Kong Cemetery. it is a long walk - I also saw rickshaws, carriages and taxis available.Very few Westerners here, so be prepared for interactions with intrigued... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 879 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I thought this was the most interesting part of the Qufu "3 Kongs" tour, although it's a bit hard on the feet. You can take a bus or hitch a rickshaw (or even a horse & cart) from walled city out to the forest, which is about 1500m north. But it's a relatively straightforward walk, too. Just remember if you... More 

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geelong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

this is the cemetery for members of confucius' family and he is also buried here. it is a sacred place for local people who go to worship and lay flowers at his grave and those of his family. unfortunately apart from the short walk to the actual temple you have to go around on a non stop bus. we had... More 

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Guangdong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Confucius is considered the greatest of the ancient Chinese sages. Confucius's many words are wisdom. Here is he birth and burial place. This is a sacred place and very quiet.

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Province of Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I really liked this place. The price is not so expensive. It's really quiet, you can walk through the forest without be afraid of losing your way, there's a path. It's also nice especially in summer when it's so hot and there you can feel some fresh air.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is a very huge cemetery complex. In fact, it is the largest family cemetery in the world according to a website. Many officials and commoners were buried here, but of course the Confucius cemetery on the eastern side is the most popular, which attracts tourists and locals alike. The rest of the complex is not worth exploring. Confucius cemetery... More 

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Klaipeda County, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is a beautiful and peaceful place with lots of trees. It has its own tranquil atmosphere. It is a perfect place for a leisurely walk and it is possible to spend there a few hours. The most interesting graves were with horses, sheep and lions guarding them at the front. I wish there was more English signage with explanations... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

I was excited as to visit the hometown of Confucius while traveling to China for the 1st time! After completing week-long official works we starts towards there at the last day in Qufu. I liked the local journey here. Riding on horse cart after years was special. That was a hot sunny day and the forest shade was charming like... More 

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

A short walk out of the northern gates of Qufu and you will come to the Kong Forest. A nice place for a morning or evening stroll. Peaceful place where Kong family are buried. One of the main things to do when in Qufu.

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Dalian, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Just peace and quiet. In all of China, this has been one of the most peaceful places I have been. This is a real place of respect, worship and adoration. People's ancestors can be traced back here. There are graves here that make my 70-something year old grandmother look like a spring tulip! Its truly an unbelievable place. Where else... More 

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