Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Jinan, drive for one hour to Dai Temple in Tai’an.
Once arrived, you will still around the courtyards. The Dai Temple is a Taoist temple, the largest and best-preserved architectural complex on Mt. Taishan.
Dai Temple was the place where the emperors worship the god of Mt.Taishan. Its construction started from Qin and Han Dynasties.
You will take a car to the tourists center, then take an ecological sightseeing bus to the Mid-Heaven Gate (Zhongtianmen). Then take the cable car to South Heaven Gate (Nantianmen), which brings you an amazing view of the nearby rolling peaks.
From South Heaven Gate, hike about half an hour along the stairway to reach the summit of Mount Tai. Stroll around the top of the Mountain, enjoy amazing view, then you will enjoy a buffet lunch on the mountain.
After that, we reverse the trip back to the foot of the mountain, and then take a 20 minutes’ drive to the Dai Temple which is well-preserved Taoist temple. Spend one hour there exploring ancient buildings and sacrificial objects.
Stay overnight at Ramada Hotel ( 5 star ) in Tai’an.
Day 02:Tai’an Qufu
Your tour guide will pick you up from your Tai’an hotel’s lobby at prearranged time. Then drive to Qufu, once arrived ,you will first visit Temple of Confucius.
Temple of Confucius was first built in 478BC to commemorate Confucius. The temple has been reconstructed over the centuries. In total, it has undergone 15 major renovations, 31 large repairs, and numerous small building measures. More than 300 buildings erected through the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces with yellow roof-tiles and red-painted walls, they are surrounded by dark-green pine trees to create a color contrast with complementary colors.
Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, learn about the symbolic significance of the architecture, admire the statue of Confucius, pay a visit to the stone tablets, steles and pavilions, discover Confucius’ life experience, and many other historic and cultural items related to Confucius and Confucius culture.
Then, walk through the small market continue to explore the Kong Family Mansion.The descendants of Confucius live here and they were in charge of conducting elaborate religious ceremonies on occasions such as plantings, harvests, honoring the dead, and birthdays. The first mansion was built in 1038 and was originally connected directly to the temple. The family mansion was inhabited by descendants of Confucius until 1937.Today, the mansion comprises 152 buildings with 480 rooms.
Next, enjoy a delicious Shandong flavor lunch in the restaurant. Afterwards heading to Confucius Cemetery either by car or tuktuk
Confucian Cemetery has served as the family graveyard of Confucius and his descendants for more than two thousand years. It is the largest, oldest, and best-preserved single-family cemetery in China. This final resting place of Confucius and his descendants is commonly known as the Forest of Confucius because of the large number of trees, over 20,000, planted with numerous tombstones, temples, pavilions and sculptures. There are about 3,600 tombstones dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties still standing in the cemetery.
After the tour finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Qufu.
Stay at Queli Hotel. Your tour will ends here
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00
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