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Today we will transfer you to the train station for the overnight shared 4 berth soft sleeper train enroute to Qufu.
Upon arrival we will pick you up from the train station and visits the mansion and temple then take a rickshaw ride around the city wall with a visit to the eerie Confucius forest. The forest is studded with tombs and graves of Kong family members dating back some centuries. Anyone with the surname Kong can still be buried here today. Evening stroll through the colourful night market.
A short drive leads us to Bu Yang Village. We stop for a light lunch at Mr Peng’s (one of the party officials) home. Seated around the family’s low to the ground lazy Susan, Mrs Peng serves up local dishes and copious bottles of beer. This is real village life! A short stroll leads us to the village prep-school, (our Change 4 Children project) we step into the class room to be swarmed by the mass of 5yr olds all vying for our attention. Later we drive to Mt Tai Shan. There are more than 6000 steps to the summit, streams of pilgrims take the challenge, we take the cable car. With stunning scenery and many ancient temples dotting the slopes we visit Heaven Street, Cloud Bridge and the Jade Emperor’s temple. A short drive to Jinan.
Today, we embark on a short city sightseeing tour and enjoy a fabulous Hotpot lunch. Afternoon express train journey to Beijing. Upon arrival we will transfer you to your hotel for the evening.
Today is sadly your last day with us with your departure airport transfer.
Hong Kong, with its remnants of the colonial era plus its Chinese heritage, is a fascinating, lively city with multiple ...