Last October I visited the Confucius forest and cemetery ("kong lin") on a beautiful fall day. It was wonderful.
But if I thought kong lin was a gorgeous natural experience in the fall, I had no clue what spring would bring. The trees were shining with the green-gold of sunlit baby leaves, and the ground was an undulating ocean of purple flowers.
*Sigh* Beautiful. The forest is just north of old Qufu, which you can see in this screen grab from google maps:
The old city is just north of the "A" -- you can see it outlined by the old city wall. The forest is at the top of the picture, also outlined by a wall. Look at how lush and green it is compared to the surroundings, and how big it is.