According to legend, Confucius was born about 30 km southeast of Qufu, in a cave on Nishan (mountain). As a modern way to honor Confucius, the Nishan Sacredland attraction opened on 28 September – Confucius’ birthday – in 2018. The centerpiece is the world’s largest Confucius statue, made of brass and standing impressively tall at 72 m.
A splendid building here is used for educational exhibits and visits. There is a striking level of detail in the design, incorporating and celebrating Confucian values. It is best appreciated with a tour guide, and there is much to glean – about both ancient Chinese wisdom and how it is emphasized in today’s society. The second phase will be the building of a hotel and restaurants, onsite.
Nishan tourism resources are wealthy. The territory is beautiful, and the local people have a strong humanity atmosphere. It is known as “One Mountain (Nishan), Yishui (Nishan Reservoir), and a Saint (Confucius). The ancient Chinese thinker, politician and educator Confucius was born here. The can’t-miss attraction of Shandong; you can see exactly how Confucius influence ancient Chinese people.
Location: Nishan Town, Qufu (曲阜市尼山镇)
- Tickets: 50 RMB
- Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Average time spent: 2 hours
山东省文化和旅游厅 Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
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