Qufu/Mount Tai

Shangdong earned its fame for "one mountain, one river and one saint", that is, Mount Tai (Taishan), Yellow River and Confucius (the world-famous Chinese philosopher born 2,500 years ago).

Qufu, the birthplace of Confucius, acquired the status of a holy place with the direct descendants of Confucius as its guardian angels. Qufu contains numerous historic palaces, temples and cemeteries. Many of the major cultural sites in the city are all associated with Confucius, and the major three sites are Confucius Temple, Confucius Mansions, and Confucian Forest. The Qufu complex of monuments has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1994.

Mount Tai, also called Dongyue (Eastern Mountain), is the most reversed of the five sacred Taoist mountains of China. The word "Tai" in Chinese means stability and peace. Ancient rulers and common people usually paid homage to the mountain, in the hope of bringing blessing and good luck. Mountain Tai is a uniquely Chinese experience - its supernatural allure (legend, religion and history rolled into one) drags tourists over in droves. Mount Tai was added to both World Natural Heritage and World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.

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