Day 1 Arrival in Jinan
Our guide will pick you up at the airport or the railway station and then transfer you to the hotel for check in. It is better that you arrive in Jinan before 14:00 pm. Today, our first destination is Daming Lake – a natural lake with lush willows and gorgeous lotuses. Painted boats row leisurely through the lake back and forth.
When traveling to Jinan, a visit to the spring is a must, for it is a famous “Springs City” boasting hundreds of springs. Our guide will accompany you to Baotu Spring, which tops the list of Jinan’s famous springs and is the earliest to be recorded in history. Water bursts out from the three outlets, creates thunderous sounds and sprays water jets. Here, you can appreciate the ancient pavilions and halls reflecting in the clear water which create a landscape virtually emulating paradise.
Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Jinan – Tai’an – Qufu
In the morning, we transfer you to Tai’an, where the famous Mount Taishan is located. Upon arrival, you will take a cable car up to the Mount Taishan and visit the Dai Temple. As the top of the five greatest mountains in China, Mount Taishan is a shrine for the emperors to offer ceremonial sacrifices to heaven and earth in ancient times. In addition to its cultural background, Mount Taishan possesses natural scenery and ancient constructions. Dai Temple is the largest and best-preserved among the constructions, which is a Taoism Temple also used by the emperors to make sacrifice to the Gods of Heaven and Earth and worship the God of the Mt. Taishan. To conclude the tour in Tai’an, our guide and driver will escort you to Qufu, and then you will be accompanied to check into a hotel.
Day 3 Qufu – Departure from Jinan
Confucius Temple, Qufu
Confucius Temple, Qufu
Today, we continue our tour in Qufu. As the hometown of Confucius, Qufu is well known for its Confucian culture and historical relics. You can proceed to visit Confucius Family Mansion, Confucius Temple and Confucius Cemetery with our guide’s company. As the residence for the direct descendants of Confucius, Confucius Family Mansion is a typical complex in China’s feudal era functioning as both government mansion and residential courtyard. Built on the former residence of Confucius, Confucius Temple is a large group of ancient construction second only to the Forbidden City. It is also a great example of Chinese ancient temple, housing many historical relics, especially the stone tablets and inscriptions. Confucius Cemetery is the tomb group of Confucius and his families with the largest area, the longest expansion and the best preservation. After today’s visiting, you will be escorted back to the hotel, the airport or the railway station in Jinan by a comfortable vehicle to end this trip.
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