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Egyptian Gen Zer embarks on a journey to explore Qufu| Updated: July 17, 2023

"It turns out that Confucius was tall and was widely regarded as handsome and skilled in a multitude of arts, including musical instruments, horse riding and archer. In short, he was a scholar of everything. I'm starting to understand why Confucius had so many disciples."

Sherif, a Gen Zer from Egypt, recalled this during his time visiting Qufu, the hometown of the Great Sage and teacher, Confucius.

Confucius lived more than 2,500 years ago; therefore, it presents a significant challenge to young individuals in today's fast-paced and contemporary society to cultivate an interest in him. During his visit to the Confucius Museum, Sherif also had the opportunity to visit the Confucius Dim Sum Shop and opted to give it a try, trying to make the Confucius dim sum.

After engaging in this fascinating activity and exploring the museum, the Egyptian Gen Zer quickly understood that the museum employs a variety of multimedia techniques and cutting-edge technology to showcase Confucius to a broader audience. One can also engage in a "dialogue" with Confucius, which brings you into contact with a caring, approachable, and understanding teacher.

"It dawned on me why Confucius is so irresistible among the young. Just like this dim sum, his ideas are conveyed in the simplest crust yet with the richest fillings, the taste of which lingers on and on", Sharif said.

"For young people 2,500 years after Confucius' time, he is not a symbol of divine superiority but a wise teacher and dear friend. Indeed Confucius' wisdom and hand of friendship extend well beyond China and around the world."