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Kong Forest

QuFu City North, Qufu 273100, China
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Immense but monotonous

The Kong Forest includes hundreds of tombs and gravesites to the innumerable descendants of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Professor-Kunich
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Charlotte, North Carolina
"Silence is a true friend who never betrays" - Confucius

...and you may find a small bit of silence in this amazing place. I toured with a 75th generation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
80travelbug124
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New York City, New York
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QuFu City North, Qufu 273100, China

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Kong Forest includes hundreds of tombs and gravesites to the innumerable descendants of Confucius. The forest is relaxing, but the constant presence of memorials and tomb markers detracts from the pleasantness. Other than the gravesite of Confucius itself, a Westerner would have no idea...More

Thank Professor-Kunich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...and you may find a small bit of silence in this amazing place. I toured with a 75th generation descendant of Kong. It was an interesting, informative and relaxing walk through this ancient place. Allow at least 2 hours and I do recommend hiring a...More

Thank 80travelbug124
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This forest is huge and full of tombs of Confucius' descendants, even those that have lived millenniums later! It is well worth seeing the tomb of Confucius himself, as well as having a general walk round the forest. I'd recommend allowing 1.5 hours for this....More

Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Interesting visit if one is interested in Kong's philosophy and wanted to pay homage. Otherwise it is a huge cemetery plot and the key attraction is the burial site for Confucius. It is a pleasant walk from the entrance to the tomb site. There are...More

Thank FYL003
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank bladdamasta
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...More

Thank Garrrick W
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank JackR46
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...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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...More

Thank anonGeelong
Reviewed 22 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
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