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China: Zoucheng: Just a Little Bit and the Circle Will be Complete

Published: 15.3.2014
Previous day in Chu-fu, sadly, in comparison to places that we've visited was not that interesting. Maybe if around the tomb of the great Confucius did not stand crowds of Chinese eager to make photos and if for passing the cemetery of the Kchung family was not required admission 40 yuans, the overall impression would be a little bit better.

Anyhow, we decided that we would try the birthplace of another famous Chinese thinkerCou-čcheng – Mencius.

Mencius is known for his belief that human nature is good and the seeds of the fundamental virtues, which it has every right to control konfuciánec are present in every human being from birth. To achieve the lofty goals and actually just a little - the main thing is not to neglect the care of these germs.

Tuned to the positive wave, we re-enter into the Chinese crowd. Although it would Mencius about much joy did not have any popularity as though to himself, took Confucius , and increasingly we are from Chu-fu were, the less and less tourists we met. When we arrived at the Zoucheng, Mencius hometown, we have become the biggest attraction we once again.

Cou-čcheng

Zoucheng located about thirty minutes bus ride south of Chu-fu . It is much smaller, but precisely because of it sympathetic. Entrance to the temple and residence of Mencius family that cost together twenty yuans, compared with entries in the Chu-fu appeared as a voluntary contribution. We walked in empty rooms and courtyards and tried to imagine how it looked for Mencius’ times.

Cou-čcheng

The very Cou-cheng, seemed to us like a bigger village. Dirt roads, people happily greeting each other and looking at us like an apparition. Around the streets of posters celebrating the one-child policy, a boy grazing goats and grandfathers arguing over a chess game. Zoucheng, worked quietly and we thought it was really such a pleasant ending our nearly two-month journey. Now we just left in the pockets of tickets Chu-fu back into Beijing. They were last from the total of 7 500 kilometers.

Cou-čcheng

When one summarizes he usually tends to forget the moments that are not particularly favorite (or even better denounces he was there). It was also our case. The last few days we spent at the Czech friend who opened a bakery in Beijing. And we did not know that at is not the last time we sleep over there. And that many Chinese moments that we have successfully ousted from memory, recall again. This time not from the perspective of travelers, but students. About that there will be a new article... :-).

Cou-čcheng

Text/photo: Hana Bašová



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