The official mansion with family living quarters. It is the mansion of Yansheng Dukes, the oldest male direct descendants of Confucius. This title and rank were conferred, by Emperors, to the direct descendants of Confucius out of respect to him. The Confucius Mansion is the largest family mansion and the 2nd largest building cluster in China, after the Palace Museum in Beijing. Through routine expansion since the Ming Dynasty, it now has 9 rows of courtyards, 480 rooms, totaling 1.2 km2 in size. Scholarship, social hierarchy and humanity are regarded the highest family values of Confucius. Imperial calligraphies and family code of conduct are displayed everywhere. This is by far the largest noble estate with the longest history in China. It has conferred the title of a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Family record archives, collection of family cookware and costumes are occasionally on display. With advanced notice, you will be able to meet with the 76th great-grandson of Confucius, who is a well-known painter and calligrapher in town.
Location: Inside of Mingu City, Qufu济宁曲阜市明故城内
- Tickets: 140 RMB
- Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Average time spent:4 hours
山东省文化和旅游厅 Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
美国友康科技有限公司 U-Combination Technology (USA) Inc.
Authorized agency for Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism in the U.S. (山东省文化和旅游厅在美授权机构)
150 E Swedesford Rd, Suite 101,
Wayne, PA 19087