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Taishan Mountain and Qufu


Taishan Rough Cut (Very Brief)

Mount Tai (Chinese:泰山; pinyin: Tài Shān) is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an, in Shandong Province, China. The tallest peak is Jade Emperor Peak (simplified Chinese:玉皇顶; traditional Chinese:玉皇頂; pinyin: Yùhuáng Dīng), which is commonly reported as 1545 metres (5069 ft) tall, but is described by the Chinese government as 1532.7 metres (5028.5 ft).

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Sun rise on top of Taishan Mount 1



Sun rise on top of Taishan Mount 2



China Adventures - TaiShan (Part 1)



China Adventures - TaiShan (Part 2)




Tai Shan Mountain China


memorable trip to taishan mountain (western trail)


Qufu - hometown of Confucius

Qufu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Qūfù; Wade-Giles: Ch'ü1-fu4) is a city in Shandong Province, China. It is located at 35° 36' northern latitude and 117°, 02' east of Greenwich, about 130 km south of the provincial capital Jinan and 45 km northeast of the sub-provincial city Jining. Qufu has an urban population of about 60,000, the entire administrative region has about 650,000 inhabitants.

Location within ChinaQufu is the legendary birthplace of Confucius; it served as the capital of the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period. The Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu, have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1994. They are the major cultural attractions of Qufu. The city also played a minor role in the Yanzhou Campaign of the Chinese communists in 1948.

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曲阜 China, Qufu: 'Arrival by Train' Shandong Province


曲阜 'Qufu Train Station' , Shandong Province 2009


Qufu: 'Temple of Confucius: Kong Miao №1/4' 2009


Qufu: 'Temple of Confucius: Kong Miao № 2/4'


Qufu: 'Temple of Confucius: Kong Miao № 3/4'


Qufu: 'Temple of Confucius: Kong Miao № 4/4


Temple of Confucius, Qufu, Shangdong, China


street qufu china


Cemetery of Confucius, Qufu, Shandong, China


Confucian Forest Cemetery in Qufu