Regarded as the Oriental Jerusalem, Qufu, located in Shandong province, is the homeland of Chinese great philosopher Confucius. The tour will drive you back to several thousand years ago to cater your need of historical and cultural exploration and experience. What’s more, you will get big pleasures of mountain hiking, nature sightseeing and spiritual feast.
Visit the solemn historical heritages of Confucius - San Kong architectural complex.
Conquer Mt. Taishan, the foremost of China's “Five Great Mountains” with historical and cultural Value.
Enjoy the pleasures of mountain hiking and the spectacualr views.
|Today's Activities|| Upon arrival, you first get inspired by a marvelous architectural complex San Kong (The Three Confucian), the most famous attraction of Qufu city, consisting of Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion which are dedicated to commemorating the great Chinese philosopher - Confucius, the founder of Confucianism whose ideas encouraged justice and peace, and who taught social and moral principles which had a great influence on Chinese society.
Here, you can learn about the life story and great contribution of Confucius, appreciate a series of magnificent historical buildings and a variety of precious cultural relics, as well as experience the strong atmosphere of Confucianism culture. Afterwards, drive to Taian city and spend your nightlife at free leisure.
|Today's Activities|| Today is highlighted by Mount Taishan, the foremost of the “Five Great Mountains” in China with historical and cultural significance. Ascend the mountain by cable car, then walk past the South Heaven Gate formed by majestic traditional architectures mainly painted in red and yellow.
Stroll through the Heaven Street settled with featured shops and residential buildings. Appreciate the miraculous stone inscriptions carved in the perpendicular cliff of Grand Viewing Peak. Climb atop Jade Emperor Peak, the highest point of Mount Taishan where emperors of many dynasties held worship ceremonies in ancient time. After that, take the cable car down from the mountain and it is the end of the memorable two-day journey.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: 1-night accommodation in Taian|
|Vehicle: A private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: An experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: Free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- This package include 1 breakfast and 2 lunches
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Shandong food is one the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, ranked among the four most influential among these. Derived from the native cooking styles, Shandong food is divided into three sorts: Jinan cuisine, Jiaodong cuisine and Kongfu cuisine.
(1) Here we highly recommend Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce, one of the most famous traditional dishes of Jinan cuisine.
(2) Kongfu cuisine is an important part of Chinese food culture and gets well-preserved due to the significant status of Cemetery of Confucius in the ancient China. Kongfu Yipin Pot is one of the typical dishes of Kongfu cuisine.
|Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce||Kongfu Yipin Pot|