Shandong Province's

QUFU

Global Mark : 10.69

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Parks Culture Minor. Market Relax Fiesta 

Cost

AVER.
3 2 3 4 1 2 3 2

2

9.78

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend Notes AVER.
5 80%  (4) 20%  (1) 40%  (2) 5  to 15 11.60


Description :
The Confucius Capital of the world : where the master was born and where he rest... not really in peace

Comments : The place is interesting, has got some charm and was listed in 1994 as a UNESCO World Heritage site but the circus around the great master and the fact that travelers are constantly requested to spend money annoy !  

What to do : Resist the touts & pedicab attacks / Visit the huge temple (20Y) / Leave your money belt open for the Mansions where some descendant of Confucius lived (Y30, Exp) / Walk or cycle toward the Confucian Forest, with a look on the way at the Yanhui Temple and the other decorating sights / After paying your entry fee, watch the carnival around the Tomb of the Master / Walk around the impressive cemetery which contains the remains of more than 100,000 of Confucius descendants / Back in the village, continue to walk or cycle around...

What you may not like : The touts & pedicab outnumbering you / The entry fees / The tourism & lack of serenity /

How long ? one day

 

 << Discover two aspects of Confucius ...


Where to stay ?

The village is small so you can accept to follow a tout from the bus station. Alternatively,  head toward the Confucius Mansions Hotel, on the east of the bus station. Expect to pay around 60Y for a bed and around 150Y for a Dbl.


How to come & leave ?  

Trains  << Click there

The train station is at Yanzhou, 13km away. Regular buses & minibus ply the route. Interesting sleeper trains go to Qinddao, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou or Shanghai

From Qufu, several buses do the trip to Tai'an (the town for Taishan) daily. It takes 2 hours.