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By Mark Andrews

Inner Circle – Shangri-la Hotels. March 2014

Renowned as Confucius’ birthplace, Qufu offers insight into fascinating Chinese culture.

Qufu is small in size, yet big in heart. Best known as the hometown of Confucius, it also provides a sanctuary to recuperate the body and soul. Confucius might have been prophesising about himself when he said, “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.” Despite having lived around 2,500 years ago, his ideas profoundly influenced not just China, but also Japan, Korea, Vietnam and indeed the world.

Situated on the bank of the Yi River in the city centre, Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu is the city’s first luxury hotel, providing a tasteful blend of modern amenities and traditional architecture, not to mention stunning views overlooking the old town. The main tourist sites are known locally as the ‘Three Kongs’ and enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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