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Qufu was home to many ancient Chinese talents, the most famous being Confucius, the founder of Ru philosophy.

There are 184 protected historical sites, and the Temple of Confucius, the Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1994.

People of different backgrounds and beliefs arrive at Qufu to learn, explore and discover the profound philosophy of Confucius.

Visas

All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30 days, single entry visa can be issued in three to five working days at most Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue.

For further details, consult your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


Currency

The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.17 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.12 Euro (EUR)
0.10 British Pound (GBP)
1.26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
9.81 Indian Rupee (INR)
16.66 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.19 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
1.00 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB)
0.16 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% surcharge, including government tax, is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.


Tipping

Many mid-range and top-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


Business Hours

Bank Hours

8am - 5pm, throughout the week

Office Hours

8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shopping Hours

9am - 9.30pm, throughout the week
Opening hours may vary. Some stores open earlier and close later during summer


Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before you plan your trip.

The hotel recommends that you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay in Qufu. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room and is replenished daily.


Dress

Dress is generally informal, but a suit and tie will be appropriate for social, diplomatic or government events.


Weather

Qufu enjoys the continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons and abundant sunshine.

The average annual temperature is 13.6°C, with a high of 27°C in July and a low of 1°C in January.

The spring in Qufu is dry with some strong winds. Summer is pleasant, with rain in July and August while winter is cold and dry with strong winds. The best time to visit Qufu is from June until October.

Today

Sunny, Thunder Showers

Some sun with a t-storm in spots; warm

High: 33°C / 91°F
Low: 23°C / 73°F

Tomorrow

Sunny

Sunny and very warm

High: 35°C / 95°F
Low: 24°C / 75°F
Sunday:
Sunny High: 36°C / 96°F Low: 24°C / 75°F
Monday:
Sunny High: 36°C / 96°F Low: 25°C / 77°F
Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 5ºC -6ºC
Feb 8ºC -4ºC
Mar 13ºC 2ºC
Apr 21ºC 8ºC
May 26ºC 14ºC
Jun 31ºC 20ºC
Jul 31ºC 23ºC
Aug 31ºC 22ºC
Sep 27ºC 16ºC
Oct 21ºC 9ºC
Nov 13ºC 2ºC
Dec 7ºC -4ºC
Facts

Population
260,000

Language
Mandarin

Time Zone
GMT +8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
 

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800