Shandong Temple of Confucius

Admission Fee: Feb. 16 – Nov. 14: CNY 90;
CNY 140 for through ticket of the Temple, Confucius Family Mansion & Cemetery;
Nov. 15 – the next Feb. 15: CNY 80;
CNY 140 for through ticket;
Free for children under 1.4m (4.6 feet).
Opening  Hours: 07:30 to 16:30

Qufu Confucius Temple, known as Kong Miao in Chinese, holds a significant place in Chinese culture as the most renowned and largest temple dedicated to the memory of Confucius, the revered sage whose teachings shaped Confucianism, one of the most influential philosophies in Chinese history.

Situated within the southern gate of Qufu, Shandong Province, the Temple of Confucius comprises a magnificent ensemble of grand buildings constructed in traditional oriental style. This architectural masterpiece stands as a testament to the profound impact of Confucius and his teachings on Chinese society and culture.

Among China’s ancient architectural complexes, the Qufu Confucius Temple ranks alongside esteemed landmarks such as the Summer Palace in Beijing and the Mountain Resort of Chengde. Together, these sites represent the pinnacle of classical Chinese architecture, showcasing the rich heritage and enduring legacy of the country’s cultural traditions.

Visitors to the Qufu Confucius Temple can immerse themselves in the serene ambiance of its sacred grounds, exploring the intricate details of its architectural design and experiencing the profound reverence accorded to Confucius and his philosophy. As a focal point for cultural and spiritual pilgrimage, the temple serves as a cherished symbol of China’s cultural heritage and the enduring influence of Confucian thought.

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