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“Large temple structure, but in bad condition. ”
Review of Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple
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Qufu Private Tour of Confucius Temple plus Kong's...
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Qufu
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Owner description: A grand complex of monuments and buildings in the hometown of the great philosopher and educator.
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The temple size is impressive. Some of the buildings itself are also grand, but most of them are in bad condition. And it feels a bit repetitive quickly. There are better temples to visit in China.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

It is a sacred place for people who believe in Confucianism. It has rich history and culture and a tranquil environment. I wouldn't recommend the temple to average tourists, as it is not a "fun" site.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great morning out at the Confucious Temple. Lots of information plaques and shared areas for when it got too hot. Some small shops but all selling the same things. Drinks and ice cream very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

The temple is similar to countless others throughout China, but the fact that it is dedicated to Confucius makes it special to his millions of followers. It is well maintained and impressive, though to a Westerner it would easily be confused with any other temple of similar style and structure.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

You can buy just one ticket (150 RNB) to enter three different places which are the Confucius temple, the Confucius mansion and the Confucius cemetery. The former two are next to one another. The latter is a bit far away. It takes around 15 minutes on foot.
I enjoyed my day in Qufu but only up to a point simply because I have been living in China for almost a decade. Therefore I have seen similar temples many times before. But for someone who is new of China, this place is truly enjoyable. Just a few words for the cemetery. This holy place is really huge. You can find several tombs here and there. After having strolled for half an hour I was sick and tired to see tombs. This is why I left the place. As for the tomb of Confucius, which is of course the main "attraction", it is easy to find it since it is pretty close to the entrance. As soon as you get inside the cemetery, it's more or less 100 meters on your left.

Date of experience: May 2017
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