Qufu is the home of Confucius and the founder of the Confucius and Confucian School. Confucius is a great and famous Philosopher, thinker and educator (551 - 479 B.C.).It’s the city where Confucius teach and write books.If you want to learn and experience the history of Confucius, Qufu is the best choice.
Qufu is well - known for its Confucian Temple, Confucian Grove and Confucian Mansion. Confucian Temple is the memorial hall to worship Confucius.It was a little temple at first time which is the former residence of Confucius.
From the West Han Dynasty,the temple was continually expanded with more and more titles conferred on Confucius. Covering an area of about 200 hectares, Confucian Grove is the graveyard of Confucius and his family. The Confucian Temple, the Confucian Mansion and the Confucian Cemetery were listed as one of the world cultural heritages.
There are more than 300 historic relics under protection in Qufu.The city is the hometown of Shen Nong (God of agriculture).Huang Di, Shao Hao and Mencius,once been the capitals of the Shang dynasty, the Yin state, the Lu state In the city.