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“Lost in the large mansion”
Review of Kong Mansion

Kong Mansion
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Ranked #3 of 42 things to do in Qufu
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

This family mansion is where the descendants of Confucius once lived. It is now a museum and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex is rather huge, with many halls and pavilions, some of them being converted as shops. There are short Chinese and English explanation posted at each hall/pavilion.
I must admit the architecture design all look the same. For some, it may be a great place to appreciate Chinese history and Confucianism. For me, I am basically lost in this huge complex. Need a guide to appreciate the details.

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

East of the Temple of Confucius, is the Confucius Family Mansion (Kong Fu). Kong is the family surname of Confucius and his descendants. His mansion is also located in the same site of Temple of Confucius. The family tended to the Confucian sites in Qufu and also governed the largest private rural estate in China from the mansion. The Kong family was in charge of conducting elaborate religious ceremonies on occasions such as plantings, harvests, honoring the dead, and birthdays. Today, the mansion is a museum and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu".

This Mansion has many luxury furnishings, exquisite decorations, and precious cultural relics. These relics, some given by emperors, some presented by high ranking officials and celebrities, and some purchased at a high price, are the most valuable resource for research on ancient Chinese history and culture.

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Interesting and romantic little experience indeed. A lot of tucked away alleys and hiding spots...

It was a pity I didn't do my research and figure out that Confucius didn't live here himself, great visit though nonetheless. A lot of interesting stories and information about the politics, family and traditional Chinese ways in the small stories and introductions strewed throughout.

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Reviewed 12 September 2014

I came to Qufu with not much knowledge and excpectations about confucius. But when I walk this mansion I was quite impressed. It can be well compared to other building complexes like the forbidden city in Beijing, just smaller. I really liked the big and green garden area in the back.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Did not know the decedents of Confucius held important positions thru the history and built such a big mansion.

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