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Kong Forest

Closes in 17 min: 08:00 - 17:00
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Impressively large, toddler in tow - very unique

When in Qufu, this is a pilgrimage I imagine most locals would make given how revered Confucius... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Sydney, Australia
"Silence is a true friend who never betrays" - Confucius

...and you may find a small bit of silence in this amazing place. I toured with a 75th generation... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
New York City, New York
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QuFu City North, Qufu 273100, China
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

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,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AlexLee-SD
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

...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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank FYL003
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Worth taking the electric buggy to see more in less time. Fascinating to see throughout as the guide explained each area. Mainly spent time at Confucius tomb which is also joined by his son and grandson. Not much time needed here, maybe an hour but...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank garrickwright
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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