Shimenshan

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Geographical area
Qufu is located in the southwest of Shandong Province, China. The Shimenshan Cittaslow is in the northern mountainous area of Qufu, covering less than 50 square kilometers and having a population of 23,000. The area has green mountains and clear rivers, with forest coverage rate up to 70%, and takes pride in one National 4A scenic spot and one 3A scenic spot. The environment is enjoyable, livable and desirable, almost idyllic.

History
Qufu is an ancient city with a long history of 5,000 years. It is an important birthplace of Oriental culture, one of the world's oldest and greatest cultural attractions and the hometown of Confucius who is the great ancient Chinese thinker, educator and founder of Confucianism. It is the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor, Shen Nong's ancient capital, the place where the Shang Dynasty was founded and the capital of the Kingdom of Lu in the Zhou Dynasty. It is one of the first famous historical and cultural cities in China. The Confucius Temple, the Confucius Mansion and the Confucius Cemetery were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994. More than 2,000 years ago, Confucius put forward the idea of "unity of man and nature". The proposition coincides with the modern ecological concept, and the influence can be found in his townsmen, who are amiable to each other, cherish the land resources and respect for the nature and naturally hold on to the simple and honest idea of environmental protection.

Economy
The Shimenshan Cittaslow has green mountains and clear rivers. There is no industry here, and ecological village tourism is developed in recent years. There are more than 100 farmhouse restaurants,orchards,eco-agriculture bases in the area,and farmers can increase the income by selling locally grown organic grains, vegetables, fresh fruits and dried fruits.

Projects
The area offers a selection of recreational projects including the Shimen Mountain Rural Sport Club, self-drive car camping, Disadvantage-Is-Blessing Confucius Academy, Confucian Tea Expo. Villages such as Hulutao, Huiquanyu, Zhouzhuang and Liyuan are available for experiencing traditional folk customs. The rural scenery is even better with the presence of fruit trees grown in a large scale, including apricots, apples, yellow peaches, cherries, chestnuts, tipsy dates, winter peaches, persimmons and hawthorns. Most of the fruits are certified pollution free and organic. The Gaolou grapes and the Beidashan jujubes are certified with the National Geographic Marks. A number of events have been organized, such as the Cherry Picking Festival , Tourists Festival and Mountain Climbing Festival.

Slow Food
Adhering to Confucius's idea that "food is never too delicate", people here have preserved traditional food culture and use local ingredients to create a wealth of local specialties and snacks. The local people love organic food, and the restaurants and school cafeterias only use wheat, vegetables and poultry meat grown and prepared by the local villagers as the original materials of food.

Contacts:

Zhao Yonghe - Mayor of Qufu city
qfswyjs@163.com  

Sun Zaibin - Representative Cittaslow Shimenshan
qfwhgjmc@163.com

Others contacts: Sun Zaibin
Wang Kang
TEL: 86-537-4595766
E-MAIL: qfwhgjmc@163.com
FAX: 86-537-4414789
Address: No.22,Jingxuan Road, Qufu, Shandong Province, China
Post Code: 273100

东方圣地·儒乡慢境
曲阜石门山慢城

——地理位置:曲阜石门山慢城位于中国山东省曲阜市,涵盖吴村镇和石门山镇北部山区、辖27个自然村,总面积50平方公里、人口2.3万。慢城内山清水秀、田园静谧,森林覆盖率70%以上,含国家4A级风景区1处、3A级风景区1处,拥有宜游宜居宜业的诗意栖息之环境。
——人文历史:曲阜是一座拥有5000年文明史的历史古城。这里是东方文化的重要发祥地和世界历史上最古老、最伟大的文化圣地之一,是中国古代伟大的思想家、教育家、儒家学派创始人孔子的故乡,是黄帝生地、神农故都、商殷故国、周汉鲁都,孔庙、孔府、孔林于1994年被联合国教科文组织列为世界文化遗产。慢城内书香墨韵,儒家书院与佛寺、道观及诸多古迹遗址一起,构成千年沿袭的风景。
——经济情况:慢城内生态农业发达、田园景观优美,没有传统工业存在,以生态农业和观光旅游为支柱产业。在充分挖掘深厚的历史人文资源的基础上,慢城集中发展具有儒风特色的乡村旅游,现有星级农家乐、果品采摘园、现代农业基地百余家,极大的带动了当地居民致富增收。慢城内林果资源丰富,有黄杏、樱桃、板栗、山楂、核桃、大枣等十多个种类、上百样品种果树,多数果品获得了无公害认证和绿色认证,高楼葡萄、北山大枣获得了国家地理标志认证,现有果品采摘专业特色村10多个、九仙山百果苑等农业产业基地40余处。
——休闲项目:慢城内休闲娱乐项目丰富多彩,有石门山乡村体育俱乐部、自驾车露营地、吃亏是福孔子学院、孔府茶艺博览园等大型休闲娱乐项目;打造了葫芦套、会泉峪、周庄、梨园等传统民俗村落,着力发展独具民俗风情的民俗体验项目;积极利用特有的文化资源、山水资源、林果资源,常年举办九仙山"三月三"古庙会、大樱桃采摘节、休闲旅游节、登山节等活动。
——慢餐文化:儒家修身文化以及佛道中医养生观为现代人慢下来、静下来、安稳下来的提供了身心滋养。曲阜作为中国八大菜系之首鲁菜发源地之一,秉承了孔子"食不厌精,脍不厌细"的饮食文化理念,慢城内居民传统饮食文化保留完整,创造性的使用本地食材,制作出一品豆腐、诗礼银杏、农家炒鸡、地皮炒蛋、小葱拌豆腐、熏豆腐、煎饼卷大葱等本土特色菜肴和小吃。
漫步慢城,清风徐来,细品美食,静赏美景,犹如时光静止,又如梦回千年。