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Experience Confucianism in 'Nishan Holy Land'

China.org.cn

14:42, September 11, 2018

Mount Ni (Nishan) of Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius, whose ethical and philosophical teachings continue 2,500 years later to have a far-reaching influence on Chinese civilization and beyond. As such, Qufu can be considered the spiritual home of Chinese all around the world. The local government therefore has been working to develop the "Nishan Holy Land" into a world-class cultural tourism destination. In September, various Confucius themed events will be held in Nishan. 

Guests can experience traditional Confucian culture at the Nishan Akademia, a Confucian themed hotel located in a valley in the "Nishan Holy Land," Shandong province. (Photos: Chris Georgiou/ China.org.cn)

Guests can experience traditional Confucian culture at the Nishan Akademia, a Confucian themed hotel located in a valley in the "Nishan Holy Land," Shandong province.

The resort is suitable for families, groups and even solo travellers who wish to spend time away from the urban environment, to reflect, relax and practice Confucian teachings. 

The resort is suitable for families, groups and even solo travellers who wish to spend time away from the urban environment, to reflect, relax and practice Confucian teachings. 

The resort is suitable for families, groups and even solo travellers who wish to spend time away from the urban environment, to reflect, relax and practice Confucian teachings.

Guests can experience writing activities based on the Analects of Confucius at the Nishan Akademia. 

Journalists from abroad experience writing activities based on the Analects of Confucius at the Nishan Akademia.

Journalists from abroad enjoy a traditional Han-Dynasty style set meal at the Nishan Akademia.

Guests can enjoy a traditional Han-Dynasty style set meal at the Nishan Akademia.

The 90-meter high Confucius statue in the "Nishan Holy Land" has a built-up area of 70,000 square meters, with an academy hall that also serves as a museum, in addition to a ceremonial site, lecture room, conference room and performing arts center. On Sept. 24, China Central Television (CCTV) will broadcast its Mid-Autumn Festival Gala in the "Nishan Holy Land." 

The Confucian Merchants Conference 2018 will take place in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province, from Sept. 28 to 30, with the theme: "The Great Way to Confucian Entrepreneurship: Integrity and Credibility" and "the New Era, New Vision, New Energies, New Confucian Entrepreneurs." Eleven parallel forums will be held before guests disperse to 17 cities for various activities. The conference will have exhibitions on Shandong’s economic and social development, new drivers for growth and iconic Shandong brand products. The guests will be mainly representative entrepreneurs based in, or with connections to Shandong, as well as locally influential representatives from businesses, academia and research institutions.

The Tomb of Confucius in the Cemetery of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong province. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has over 100,000 tombs, and covers an area of 183.33 hectares and has been in use for more than 2,400 years. The cemetery is home to the largest number of ancient gravestones in China, with over 4,000 of them. It is known as the largest, most long-standing continuous family cemetery in the world. 

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