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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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We only had time for Confucius' tomb

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... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Fairlight, Australia
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Fairlight, Australia
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 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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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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403 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 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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638 reviews
465 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 910 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Jarko2015
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank anonGeelong
Guangdong, China
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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
Singapore, Singapore
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank LG_Kay
Klaipeda County, Lithuania
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank tiputapu2015
Sydney, Australia
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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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