Confucius Six Arts City is an educational theme park showcasing the life and work of Confucius, as well as the thought and fold culture of the ancient State of Lu. Six Arts City takes its name from the six arts mastered by Confucius - music, mathematics, calligraphy, charioteering, archery and ancient rituals. The city is open to public in 1993.Celebrities from home and abroad have paid visit to the city.
Each of the arts is presented in separate settings in an area of 200,000 square meters of impressive architecture and decor. Apart from the educational and entertainment value of the centre, it speaks of the sustainability of the Confucian heritage well into the modern world.
There are eight sites in it: “the large copper carving of “Confucius’ traveling in various states” reproduced the scene that Confucius brought his disciples like Yan Hui back high-spiritedly. “ Courtesy Hall”, covering an area of 2500 square meters, is a large-scale microform sight made up of military forces, chariots, characters and halls, which reproduced the scene that King Zhou ascended the throne and reviewed troops, very vivid and grand. “Book Hall”, with very tall ginkgos in it, is of primitive simplicity and elegance. Inside, you can see the vivid scene that 72 wisdoms perseveringly studied in Apricot Altar after Confucius set it, very inspiring. “Charioteering Hall” has archaized oxcart from which you can follow Confucius’ footprint to see the ups and downs of various states in Spring and Autumn Period while experiencing Confucius’ frustration and hardships during the traveling in various states for 14 years. “Music Hall” is very refined, where you can listen to various music and enjoy colorful dancing of the time, very romantic. Besides, there are also “Rediating Hall” and mysterious “Number Hall”, where you can get enlightened from the sages and appreciate the profoundness of Confucius’ thought. In this way, not only can you draw the cream of traditional culture, but you can experience exquisiteness of modern art.
Through visiting here,tourists can learn about the six arts mentioned in the Confucian classics, experience the performance of ancient music and dancing, and participate in various games.
Location:No.33 Chunqiu Road, Qufu City
Entrance Fee: RMB 60
Transportation:Take Bus No.5
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