Located in Qufu city, the Kong Family Mansion was the residence of the descendants of Confucius. Situated just to the east of the Confucius Temple, the Kong Family Mansion was the aristocratic home from where the family tended to the Confucian sites in Qufu. It was the largest residence of its kind in Chinese history.
Today, the mansion is a museum and, along with the Confucius Temple and the Cemetery of Confucius, makes up a UNESCO World Heritage Site collectively known as San Kong (meaning ‘The Three Confucian Sites’). The mansion is set out in the traditional Chinese way, with the official rooms at the front and residential lodgings at the back. Visitors go to marvel at the grandiose exterior and elaborate interior of the mansion and to see the cultural relics still preserved there, including a number of scrolls and paintings.
The Kong Family Mansion and the other Confucius sites are situated in the city of Qufu in the southwest of Shandong Province. The Family Mansion and the Confucius Temple sit together in one area, with the cemetery just a few kilometers away.