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... remains the main Confucius temple. It houses many relics and an alter and statue to Confucius. While Confucius is not worshipped as a god he is revered as the greatest teacher of China.
After visiting the temple we went to the Confucius mansion. Confucius never lived here but his family generations after him did. The mansion is a set up of many different buildings and walkways that lead ...
... melting from the heat.
Caroline skillfully managed to flag down 2 more taxis that drove us through the city (thankfully) to our next location – the Cultural Site of Han Dynasty in Xuzhou. After a much-needed food break at the local KFC, we entered the Chu Prince Mausoleum; a giant, caverned catacomb / tomb where about 2000 pieces of historic relics have been unearthed.
The other exhibits on this property were well spread and it was ...
Will and I caught the train to Qufu after work yesterday as today is the May Day Holiday.
Qufu is in the north, near Jinan where we were last holiday, and is the birth and burial place of Confucius and his descendants. All the buildings are low rise here as it is considered sacrilegious to build them higher than the temple.
We went to the Kong family temple and mansion today, and then ...
... Cornets of Dalewool (John Lewis), Woolston (Kyle) and Wellington Brass (Matt Stein) and it is quite stunning - one of the many musical treats in the programme. Raynor did a great job of his gig on Repiano including his sight-reading effort of the trio. Kyle joined us this afternoon and is on the mend - released from hospital after some tests etc. So to the bit you've all been waiting for. The train. We arrived at the local railway station and after hanging around for an ...
... and hard bed carriages. It transpires that we will be in the hard beds. Easy! No doubt you will await that story with interest.
A few more statistics to put into context the size of this place. To date we have stayed in 3 cities. Their combined populations are 20.6 million and this equates to only 14% of the total population.
That's all for this entry. It's midnight and the case of fine Red Wine is calling.
See you tomorrow ...