2 Days Qufu and Mt. Taishan Essence Tour

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-- San Kong (Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion)
-- Mount Taishan
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Tour Code: CTG-SD01

Tour Description

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.

Day 1 Qufu - Taian ( Lunch )
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.
Highlights
Temple of Confucius Cemetery of Confucius Temple of Confucius          
Temple of Confucius Autumn View in Cemetery of Confucius Lingxing Gate in Temple of Confucius          
Day 2 Taian Departure ( Breakfast, Lunch )
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.
Highlights
Mount Taishan South Heaven Gate Heaven Street          
Long Stairs up to Mt.Taishan South Heaven Gate Heaven Street          
Package Details
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.
Hotels in Taian
Taishan Hotel
Ramada Plaza Taian
Ramada Plaza Taian is the first foreign-related five-star standard garden hotel in Taian City., just 10 minutes drive from railway station, 5 minutes from the bus stop and one hour from airport. To the west is Tian Wai Chun, the base camp for hikers climbing Mount Taishan. The hotel, equipped with 328 guestrooms, is designed combining the modern architecture with the natural views of Mount Taishan.
Taishan Hotel
Lijing Plaza Hotel Taian
Lijing Plaza Hotel is a four star luxury hotel situated at the foot of Mount Taishan, near commercial area, just 3-minute drive from the mountain scenic area. With a wide range of room type, the hotel houses over 130 guestrooms, 20 banquet rooms and meeting rooms of different scale, in order to meet the needs of different customers.
Taishan Hotel
Taishan International Hotel
Taishan International Hotel is equipped with 117 elegantly-decorated rooms and suits, settled at the foot of Mt. Taishan and adjacent to the scenery river. with convenient transportation, the hotel is 2km away from the train station, one hour drive north to the Jinan city and south to the Qufu city.

Meals in the Package

-- 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

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.

shandong food shandong food
Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce Kongfu Yipin Pot

Comments

Dear Cherry,

We are back from our China trip. It was thoroughly enjoyable. The whole thing went very smoothly. Please accept our heartfelt thanks. All the hotels, guides & travel arrangements were excellent. Thank you for your warm care!

Customer: Mr. Oven 

Destination: Shandong

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Dear Nancy,

Thanks for arranging our wonderful holiday to China in October. You made our trip to china above our expectations. Everything was as per the schedule and we would like to thank you and your team for your great efforts. I look forward for my next trip to China.

Thanks and best regards

Customer: Mr. Hanson 

Destination: Shandong

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