2011 - Backpacking to Shanghai day 11

Backpacking to Shanghai
18 winter days in China
29 Nov - 16 Dec 2011
main entrance of the City of Qufu the birth place of Confucius
Day 11 (09.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) day trip to Qufu

Breakfast in our room with coffee and bread. We had hot soya bean milk at KFC and walked to the bus stand and took the local bus to the bus station at the foot of Mt. Taishan. We were told that there was a road repair work in progress and buses are not going up until further notice. We then decided to visit the City of Qufu the birth place of Confucius. We used the service of the private vehicle to take us there that cost us RMB300 for the day. Visited the birth place of Confucius first and had lunch (Y280) at a local restaurant before visiting the Confucius Temple (Kongzi Miew) and his family home (Kongfu).

Temperature: -10°C (min) and 3°C (max)
Accommodation: Taishan International Youth Hostel (Y130 a room for two)

traveling through time tunnel of 1ooo years history in 10 minutes

a poem was written using my Chinese name

Tortoise-borne stelae in the Temple of Confucius

In the center of the courtyard in front of Dacheng Hall stands the Xing Tan Pavilion (simplified Chinese: 杏坛; traditional Chinese: 杏壇; pinyin: Xìng Tán), or the Apricot Platform. It commemorates Confucius teaching his students under an apricot tree.
dragon pillars in front of Dacheng Hall facade

EXPENSES..RMBY. . . .RM. .TotalPer pax

a. Bus - Tianwu village for Mt. Taishan 8.00 4

b. KFC - soya bean drinks 24.00 12

c. Car rental - Tianwu to Qufu & back 300.00 150

d. Entrance fees - Confucius village 240.00 120

e. Confucius village guide fee 40.00 20

f. Surname calligraphy 160.00 80

g. Lunch in Qufu town 299.00 150

h. Entrance fees - Confucius temple 200.00 100

i. Entrance fees - Confucius mansions 320.00 160

j. Guide fees - temple & mansions 100.00 50

k. Room - Taishan IYH 256.00 128

Y1,947 Y486.75

Total expenses for day 11 per person is Y486 or RM243

Day 01 (29.11.2011) AirAsia Kul - Hangzhou D7-306 17552225 hrs
Day 02 (30.11.2011) Hangzhou (West Lake walking)

Day 03 (01.12.2011) Hangzhou (West Lake cycling)
Day 04 (02.12.2011) Hangzhou by bus to Qiandao Lake (Thousand Island Lake)
Day 05 (03.12.2011) Qiandao Lake - ferry - Shendu - bus - Tunxi (Huangshan City)
Day 06 (04.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - day trip to Mt.Huangshan
Day 07 (05.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - day trip to Hongcun & Xidi
Day 08 (06.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - by train to Nanjing

Day 09 (07.12.2011) Nanjing
Day 10 (08.12.2011) Nanjing by train to Taian (Shandong)
Day 11 (09.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) - day trip to Qufu
Day 12 (10.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) - day trip to Mt. Taishan
Day 13 (11.12.2011) Taian by train to Shanghai
Day 14 (12.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to Suzhou
Day 15 (13.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to The Bund
Day 16 (14.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to Zhujiajiao the ancient water village
Day 17 (15.12.2011) Shanghai - Tian Zi Fang, Yuyuan garden & shopping

Day 18 (16.12.2011) Shanghai by train to Hangzhou AirAsia D7-303 to K Lumpur 14101910 hrs

1 comment:

  1. Ching,
    Nice portrayal of your 8-10th days of travel. I was in Nanjing few yrs back but couldn't bring myself to the War Museum which depicted the cruelty of the Rape of Nanjing by the invading Kempeitai Japanese Army. I would have broken down there and then just viewing the pics. A Chinese woman writer who was based in US, completed a detailed book on Japanese atrocities when incvading Nanjing. At the end of her exhaustive research and her toil, she couldn't take it anymore as she uncovered more inhuman incidents inflicted upon the Chinese during the war, she committed suicide. Apa nama? so sorry, I didn't jolt down. Guess I can google it.
    It was a pity I didn't have the opportunity to visit the Ming Tombs as the tour guide was reluctant, telling us all programs had been arranged etc...

    Regds from
    Alan Kok, KL