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Confucius' Parents' Cemetery

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We visited Qufu this past June and saw Confucius Family Cemetery and Confucius Temple but were too late to visit his mansion. We were in awe of the cemetery, what a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Correct title should be "Confucius Parents burial/memorial site" as this site is not a separate "cemetery", but located in the Kong Family Cemetery (or forrest) - but not i the same place as the memorials/burial place of Confusius, his son and grandson. Only worth visiting if you are already exploring the huge cemetery on foot.

Thank JackR46
Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited Qufu this past June and saw Confucius Family Cemetery and Confucius Temple but were too late to visit his mansion. We were in awe of the cemetery, what a beautiful, peaceful place! It was maintained like a park with many people strolling around. In case you cannot walk so far, there is a trolley that you can ride.... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The cemetery is within the myriad of tombs and shrines located inside the Confucius Forest, about 1500m north of the walled city of Qufu. Tickets are available at the gate, or you can buy the combined ticket for all 3 "Kongs" for 150CNY. The cemetery for Confucius' parents is inside the temple complex for Confucius' own tomb.

1 Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The cemetery is about five minutes drive from the Confucius Temple and Mansion but is really worth seeing. From the entrance you can walk or take a buggy - you will see much more but it is almost 15 minutes walk to the tomb itself. It is a very serene place with interesting architectural elements and not at all what... More 

Thank JeffCypress
Kuantan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The Cemetery of Confucius contains the tomb erected in memory of Confucius, along with the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. Situated just north of the sage’s birthplace of Qufu in Shandong Province, the cemetery sits around two kilometers from the Confucius Temple and the Kong Family Mansion, which together make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The... More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2014

It is a bit too ambitious to see Qufu, if you don't speak Chinese. I got there from Jinan, took a local long distance shabby bus. The hotels in Qufu were awful. Once in Qufu, it is a must seen place, one of the 3 Confucius sites. An English speaking local guide should be helpful, otherwise you just see thousands... More 

Thank TexasShu
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

First off, make sure to take the electric cart to Confucius' gravesite, as the cemetery if fairly large. The green peaceful forest, checkered with mounds, statues, and monuments are a welcome change of pace if you've spent too long in urban China. I will admit that the actual graves do not offer much to see, beside being able to say... More 

Thank Matt M
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Honestly, iy was a way out of town (take an electric cart) but only go there if you really have to kill. Head straight for Confucius' tomb - not that there's much to see there - & don't bother wandering round the rest of the immense, albeit peaceful, park.

Thank Maggah
Chesterfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This was a big surprise of how much is here. Beautiful grounds and more than just a cemetery

Thank PhoenisSunDog

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