Qufu Travel GuideLocation: It is in the southwest of Shandong Province
Area: 895.93 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han, Mial, Dong
History: "The Eastern Holy City" which have more than 5000 years long history, and Confucius' homeland ----Qufu famous all over the world because of its long history, developed culture, abundant historical relic and ancient building.
Worshipped one of three major Holy Cities of worlds by common people, it is one of the first batch of historical cultural cities too. There are more than 300 historic reservation units now in the whole city, 112 of Key Cultural Relic Unit under State Protections. Among them "Three Confucian Sites" (Confucian mansion, Confucian Temple, Confucian Garden) is the most famous, it is one of the cultural heritage in the world, have the space of prominence in history and the eastern culture in world and China. "A thousand year song belong to the east Lu, ancient dress are belong to plain king", Qufu enjoys global prestige through the ages, linked to Confucius' name closely.
Confucian Temple and Beijing's Imperial Palace, Chengde Mountain Resort of Hebei is called "three major ancient buildings "together in our country. Confucian Cemetery is a qualified treasure-house of our country, collect large quantities of precious history relics in the cemetery. Confucian Garden is the special-purpose graveyard that the time of our country is the longest; the Scale is largest and best preserved. It is only sites of wooden stone in our country that unify large-scale cemetery park too, more than 60 pavilions and palaces and workshops are dimly visible to the thick forest, more than 2,000 exquisite stone people's and stone beasts intersperse in the graveyard, thousands of stone tablets and abundant cultural treasure-house.
Climate: Qufu has a temperate continental monsoon climate. It has four distinct seasons and enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall. The average annual precipitation is about 597--820 mm.
Transportation: Railway-Most of the trains on Beijing-Shanghai Railway Line have a stop at Yanzhou Railway Station, which is just 15km from Qufu.
Highwya-There are luxury busese available at Qufu for Jinan, Tai’an Weishan, Liangzhou, Yangzhou, Jining and Linyi.
Local Specialties: rubbings of stone inscriptions, pistanche-carvings, Confucian family cakes, Confucian family wine, M. Mishan ink stone, and Qufu fragrant rice
Local Food: Shenxian Duck, Yipin Sea Cucumber, Baer Shark’s Fin, Bawangbieji, Xuelimentan, Baxian Guihai Naoluihan, Kongmen Dried Pork, Hualan Mandarin Fish, and Yipin Bean Curd