Hey, I'm Nick!
I first left home with a backpack in 2001, and I've been living in Taiwan for the last 10 years. I am especially drawn to religious centers, spiritual sights, and natural attractions.
I started this website to share the things I learn on the road and to inspire YOU to travel MORE!
The Temple of Confucius, Qufu
Visiting the Cemetery of Confucius and Temple of Confucius, Qufu, China
The Cemetery of Confucius (Confucius Forest)
If you still want to get the cheaper bus, they depart a few times per day from Zhaosongkou Bus Termial or Yongdingmen Bus Terminal in Beijing.
There are also regular buses from the Qufu East Railway Station to Shandong's capital, Jinan and Tai An (for Mount Tai).
Where to Stay in Qufu
The relatively calm streets of the Old City of Qufu in Winter
Xinsheng Inn is a 2-minute walk from the Temple of Confucious. With free toiletries, private bath, 24-hour reception, and computers in some rooms, this is one of best budget options. (read reviews / check prices)
Qufu Garden Hotel is just down the street from Xingsheng, and offers similar amenities. They also have bike rental and can arrange car rentals. (check prices)
Qufu Mingzuo Xingtan Hotel is a short drive or 15-minute walk south of the Confucius Temple, but also closer to the high speed rail station. This hotel has a classical Chinese style, and rooms include mini-bars, air con, and flat screen TV. (read reviews / check prices)
Great for Families
Fuzi Binshe Culture Boutique Hotel Qufu is also south and slightly east of the Old Town, features Confucian classicism combined with modern style. Two-floor villas come with kitchens, dining rooms, flat-screen TV, and everything you'd expect. A shuttle bus is also available. (read reviews / check prices)
How to Get to Qufu
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