Eight routes recommended to experience Jining culture
The Shandong Research and Tourism Conference was held in Qufu, a county-level city in Jining, East China's Shandong province Nov 17 and 18.
The Jining cultural and tourism bureau detailed and recommended eight high-quality research and study routes at the conference.
In recent years, Jining, the hometown of Confucius, has made full use of its advantages in cultural tourism resources to organize events such as the Confucius memorial ceremony, Nishan world civilization forum, and a Confucius cultural festival.
These events inspire great interest in Confucius fever and sinology at home and abroad, making the hometown of Confucius and Mencius a culturally sacred place and a spiritual home for many people.
Oriental holy land experience route
This route includes attractions such as San Kong (the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion), the Temple and Family Mansion of Mencius, Confucius Six Arts City and the Confucius Research Institute.
Visitors can experience the spiritual home to the Chinese people during the journey. They can also learn about the six arts – ritual, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy and arithmetic – in Confucius Six Arts City.
Confucianism study and research route
On this route, visitors can learn about the history of Confucianism, visit sages and learn rites with teachers in the mansion, temple, cemetery, museum, and research institute.
They can also experience making various traditional crafts and learning some practical skills at Nishan Sacred Land.
Chinese culture study and research route
On this route, San Kong and the Confucius Museum can help visitors understand the historical background, thoughts and grace of Confucius.
Tourists can experience the honor of the Confucius Museum, look back on Chinese tales at the Mausoleum of Shaohao, which is known as the Chinese pyramid. Stone reliefs from the Han Dynasty (206 BC- AD 220), China's largest and most complete Han monument, can be found in Wu's tomb in Jiaxiang county.