2016 Confucius Memorial Ceremony
The grand ceremony will be held to commemorate the 2567th birthday of Confucius on 28, September, 2016 at the Temple of Confucius in Qufu. Witness this traditional ceremony, and experience the solemnity and holy for Confucius, the most influential saint in Chinese history.
Because of the Confucius Memorial Ceremony, the Temple of Confucius will not open to the public on 28, September, 2016. The tickets of the Confucius Memorial Ceremony need to be reserved in advance. Please send us your inquiry as soon as your travel schedule is fixed.
26, Sep Tai’an
27, Sep Tai’an - Qufu (by automobile)
28, Sep Qufu
Today, witness the Confucius Memorial Ceremony at the Temple of Confucius. Tens of hundreds of people will attend this grand event with a singing and dancing ceremony.
In the afternoon, take a few steps to get to the Kong Family’s Mansion (UNESCO). It was used to be the residence of Confucius and his families. The Mansion boasts luxury furnishings, exquisite decorations, and precious cultural relics.
At last, visit the Cemetery of Confucius, the largest family cemetery with the longest history in the world. There rested Confucius and his descendents.
Later, transfer to the railway station.
Getting there & away:
There are several bullet trains leaving from Beijing or Shanghai each day, so you could easily choose any train that fits your travel schedule. To make your trip convenient we also provide train ticket booking service.
Beijing - Tai’an: about 2 hours
Qufu - Beijing : about 2-2.5 hours
Shanghai - Tai’an: about 3.5 hours
Qufu - Shanghai : about 3.5 hours
- Private English-speaking tour guide
- Private air-conditioned van
- Land transfers between railway station and hotel
- Entrance ticket as listed
- Lunch as listed
- Hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Service charge & government taxes
- Train tickets
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- China Visa
- Travel insurance