The school is located in Shimen Mountain National Park, 30 minutes by bus from the city of Qufu.
Qufu city is located around 500 km from the south of Beijing, 750 km from the north of Shanghai in the providence of Shandong. It covers around 900 sq km and has a population of 630,000 people.
The exact address of the school is: Shimen Mountain National Park, Qufu City, 273100, Shandong Province, China.
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Shimen Mountain National Park is one of the famous mountains of Qufu. Shimen mean “stone gate”, it gets this name because of the two hills that look like a gate opening to all the guests. It is called “the hall of three beliefs (Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism).” There are still historic statues of the three belief systems on the mountain and it is home to Shimen (Buddhist) Temple. It is said to be where the Tang Dynasty’s greatest poets Libai and Dufu visited and where they wrote some of their enchanting poems in posterity. The famous dramatist Kong Shangren, a decendant of Confucius is also thought to have wrote the “Peach Flower Fan” here in the Qing Dynasty.
Qufu is the hometown of Confucius, the great philosopher, statesman and educator, considered to be one of the ten great sages of history. In Qufu, the Temple of Confucius, Confucius' (Kong) Family Mansion and the Cemetery of Confucius have all been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Qufu is also listed by the Chinese State Council in the first group of 24 national famous cities of historical and cultural relics. Due to this, there isn’t any heavy industry in and near Qufu. Therefore, we are able to enjoy a small and very traditional-like city with comparatively good air quality.
*Tourist attractions in and around Qufu City
The Temple of ConfuciusThe Temple of Confucius' dates back to 478 BC, which makes it one of the three largest ancient architectural sites of China. It was built in honor of Confucius a year after his death and would later evolve to its current size. It is traditionally visited as a way to pay respects to Confucius, whose teachings and philosophy came to have a deep and profound influence on Chinese and Eastern culture. The temple is also revered for its many cultural relics, its beautiful architecture and the calligraphy and sculptures that mark the various dynasties of it's history.