Tuesday, October 14, 2014


This is the Zhi Sheng Lin, a gate to the Cemetery of Confucius, in Shandong, 1 km (0.62miles) north of Qufu. 
Since 1994, the Cemetery of Confucius has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu". 

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The cemetery contains Confucius' tomb and the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. It has the longest line of descendants in the world. Record has it that this cemetery has already lasted 2340 years. Beside the tombs stand steles inscribed with handwritings of the notable people of the times, and vibrant stone sculptures. The Cemetery is renowned for its natural botanical areas, largely owing to more than 1,000 mature trees. It is said that after Confucius's death, disciples planted rare trees from all over China. Some of the trees are so rare that their proper names are yet unknown. - in: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shandong/qufu/masnion.htm

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