Photographer's Note

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.


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.


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


song title reference: Meat Puppets

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