Mount Tai, known locally as Dong Yue, ranks number one among the five most important mountains in China. It is also described as one of the “The Five Great Mountains” and “First Mountain of the World” for its majesty and historical and spiritual significance.
On this tour, visitors can better understand the history of China by visiting Confucius Mansion, Confucius Temple and Cemetery in Qufu. These “Three Memorial Edifices of Confucius” show how Chinese people respect Confucius, the Confucianism characterization, the cultural heritage, history, the rich collection of cultural relics, as well as the science and art. The city Qufu is best known as the hometown of Confucius and these three sites here listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1994.
Airport pick-up and hotel check-in. After check-in, you will have some free time to explore the surrounding area.
Leave hotel in the morning to Qufu (~2.5 hours by car) to explore the famous Confucius Mansion, Confucius Temple and Cemetery
- Confucius Temple is the world’s largest and most primitive temple in the world (was built in imitation of the ancient palace).
- Confucius Mansion, current structure dating back to 1377, is where Confucius descendants worked and lived and remains the best preserved Ming-era residential complex of its size.
- Confucius Cemetery is the largest family cemetery in the world for Confucius and his family.
Leave Qufu to Taian, hotel check-in.
Including breakfast, lunch and dinner
Wake up in the morning and get ready to climb Mount Tai. Take local shuttle from Tianwaicun to Zhongtianmeng, to begin your journey up. You will see the famous Cloud Bridge and The Guest Greeting Pine. When you arrive “Nantianmen”, enjoy the tour of “The Celestial Street”, “The Rock Carvings”, “Wordless Table”, “Qing Emperor Palace”, and “Peak of the Heavenly Emperor”. After the tour, take the aerial cable car to leave Mount Tai.