Foreigners experience Confucian culture in Qufu
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2019-10-30Print Print
More than 100 teachers and students from Russia, Australia and other countries paid a visit to the Confucian Temple in Qufu to experience Confucian culture on Oct 28.
Qufu, a county-level city of Jining, Shandong province, is traditionally regarded as the birthplace of Confucius, the great thinker, educator and founder of Confucianism who lived at the end of the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC).
"This is my second visit to the Confucius Temple. I have a deep reverence for Confucius and I'm really excited to be here again," said a student from Thailand.
"This visit has given me a deep understanding of the essence of traditional Chinese culture," said a student from Russia.
"We come from an ordinary college in Russia. It's great that we have the chance to learn about Confucian culture," said a principal from Russia.
The Confucius Temple in Qufu is the largest and most famous of its kind. It integrates history, architecture, culture, art, calligraphy, cultural relics and tourism.
The temple was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 17, 1994, along with the Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion.
A foreigner takes photos at the Confucius Temple on Oct 28 in Qufu, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/sdchina.com]
Foreigners pose for a group photo in front of the Confucius Temple on Oct 28 in Qufu, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/sdchina.com]