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Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 1994
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The temple, cemetery and family mansion of Confucius, the great philosopher, politician and educator of the 6th–5th centuries B.C., are located at Qufu, in Shandong Province. Built to commemorate him in 478 B.C., the temple has been destroyed and reconstructed over the centuries; today it comprises more than 100 buildings. The cemetery contains Confucius' tomb and the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. The small house of the Kong family developed into a gigantic aristocratic residence, of which 152 buildings remain. The Qufu complex of monuments has retained its outstanding artistic and historic character due to the devotion of successive Chinese emperors over more than 2,000 years.
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Hotels and places to stay
Kongfu Hotel - Qufu
Mingya Confucianist Hotel - Qufu
QUFU QUELI HOTEL
Qufu International Hotel
Qufu Kongmeng Hotel
Qufu Garden Hotel
Thankyou Hotel Normal University - Qufu
Qufu Haoxuan Business Hotel
Guo Tie Hotel - Qufu
Jin Jiang Inn Zhengfu Hotel
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Medium airport - 42 mi (68 km) Yaoqiang Airport
Large airport - 87 mi (141 km) Shubuling Airport
Small airport - 90 mi (145 km) Xuzhou Guanyin Airport
Medium airport - 112 mi (181 km) Lianyungang Airport
Small airport - 129 mi (208 km) Weifang Airport
Medium airport - 139 mi (225 km) Handan Airport
Medium airport - 156 mi (251 km) Lianshui Airport
Medium airport - 175 mi (283 km) Xinzheng Airport
Large airport - 193 mi (310 km) Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Large airport - 244 mi (392 km) Nanjing Lukou Airport
Large airport - 289 mi (465 km) Beijing Nanyuan Airport
Large airport - 290 mi (467 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Fan Xian Chengguanzhen
- Xiayi Chengguanzhen
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.