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Qufu (曲阜) – Confucius Temple (孔庙) Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Culture

Qufu is the hometown of one of China’s most famous historical figures – Confucius. The legendary poet, teacher, philosopher, and politician grew up here, and his influence is clear everywhere you look. Explore the temple that bears his name in this video.

曲阜 – qū fù



曲阜东站 – qū fù dōng zhàn

Qufu East Station


这是孔子的老家 – zhè shì kǒng zǐ de lǎo jiā

This is the hometown of Confucius.


城墙 – chéng qiáng

City Wall


曲阜国际青年旅舍 – qū fù guó jì qīng nián lǚ shě

Qufu International Youth Hostel


他们有餐厅,酒吧,和台球 – tā men yǒu cān tīng, jiǔ bā, hé tái qiú

They have a restaurant, bar, and billiards.


马拉车 – mǎ lā chē

horse-drawn vehicle


孔庙 – kǒng miào

Confucius temple


高皇帝 -gāo huáng dì

Emperor Gao


汉朝 – hàn cháo

Han Dynasty


赑屃 – bì xì

stone tortoise


大成殿 – dà chéng diàn

Great Perfection Hall


己所不欲,勿施於人 – jǐ suǒ bú yù, wù shī yú rén

Do not do upon others what you do not wish to be done upon you.

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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