Kong Lin (Confucian Forest)

  • Bridge to Confucius" Tomb - © William Mackesy
  • A lot of stone - © William Mackesy
  • Barrows - © William Mackesy
  • Confucius" Tomb - © William Mackesy
  • Entrance gate - © William Mackesy
  • Bridge at Entrance - © William Mackesy
  • In the forest - © William Mackesy
  • Spirit-way - © William Mackesy
  • Steles - © William Mackesy

Key information: Kong Lin (Confucian Forest)

  • Fascinating walk in the cemetery-park where Confucius, his descendents and many of his disciples are buried.
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  •  Innumerable memorials, mounds, gates and pavilions.
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  • 20,000 trees in 200 hectares surrounded by 10km of wall.
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  • The key sights can get crowded; strike off the main circular drag and stroll alone through this pretty woodland, amid endless grey stones. Contemplate gently. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating79
  • Beauty26
  • Natural interest10
  • Human interest18
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points5
  • Total rating79
  • Note: Negs: crowding and buggies in key places

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable; not long (1-2 hrs)
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward

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A lot of stone - © William Mackesy
Confucius' Tomb - ©William Mackesy

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