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Kong Forest

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Address: QuFu City North, Qufu 273100, China
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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"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 descendant of Kong. It was an interesting, informative and relaxing walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

...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.

Thank 80travelbug124
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. Name in Chinese: 孔林(Konglin) Here is a full itinerary I would recommend if you want... More 

Thank mattodowd
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank FYL003
Fairlight, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 distinctively Chinese trees to get there. The Pavilions built to mark the visit by various... More 

Thank bladdamasta
Perth, Australia
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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 worth looking at.

Thank Garrrick W
Fullerton, Ca, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 rickshaws, carriages and taxis available.Very few Westerners here, so be prepared for interactions with intrigued... More 

Thank JackR46
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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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Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Mic L
Province of Florence, Italy
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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.

Thank woundi

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