Shangri-La Pays Homage to Confucius

Chongqing, China
Chongqing, China // Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Shangri-La is at it again, this time in Qufu, the birthplace of famous philosopher, Confucius.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu will open its doors on August 1, and will be within walking distance of the Temple of Confucius, the Mansion of Confucius and the Cemetery of Confucius (all UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites). Cool touch: Qufu is one of mainland China's 24 government-designated famous historical and cultural cities.

The hotel will have 211 rooms facing the Yi River. Each will have balconies with views of the old city wall, palaces of the Temple of Confucius and the hotel's Chinese garden. 

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Dining options will include signature restaurant Shang Palace, along with Cafe Kong and the Lobby Lounge. 

Getting there: Qufu is two hours from Beijing and three hours from Shanghai by high-speed rail.

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