Cemetery of Confucius

Cemetery of Confucius

The Cemetery of Confucius, also known under its Chinese name Kong Lin (Chinese: 孔林; pinyin: Kǒng Lín; literally: “Kongs’ Forest”), is a cemetery of the Kong clan (the descendants of Confucius) in Confucius’ hometown Qufu. Confucius himself and some of his disciples are buried there, as well as many thousands of his descendants.

Since 1994, the Cemetery of Confucius has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu”. The two other components of the site are the Temple of Confucius dedicated to the memory of the philosopher and the Kong Family Mansion, where his descendants lived. The three sites are collectively known in Qufu as San Kong (三孔), i.e. “The Three Confucian “.

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The Cemetery of Confucius, also known under its Chinese name Kong Lin (Chinese: 孔林; pinyin: Kǒng Lín; literally: "Kongs' Forest"), is a cemetery of the Kong clan (the descendants of Confucius) in Confucius' hometown Qufu.

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