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The Cemetery of Confucius in Chinese is called Konglin (孔林), which literally translates as "Kong forest".

In a vast forest cemetery just a bit outside the town of Qufu in Shandong province, Confucius himself and some of his disciples are buried, together with many thousands of his descendants.

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The cemetery occupies 183.33 hectares, and is surrounded by a perimeter wall 5,591 m long. The oldest graves date from the Zhou dynasty. It is suspected that over 4,000 people are buried here.

It is one of the most magical places I've ever visited.

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This picture shows a statue of one of the many sages and descendants buried there. Or is it a magical guardian of the tombs?

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song title reference: Meat Puppets

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 35 N: 5717] (30480)
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