Qufu (曲阜) is a small city in southwestern Shandong Province, about 130 kilometers south of the provincial capital Jinan.
Qufu is known as the hometown of Confucius and contains many historic places such as: the Temple of Confucius (孔庙; Kǒngmiào), the Cemetery of Confucius (孔林; Kǒnglín), and the Kong Family Mansion ( 孔府;Kǒngfǔ). It also contains museums related to Confucius.
Not far from there in Zoucheng (邹城)about 20 km south of Qufu is the Mencius Temple, and the Mencius Mansion.
The following pages describe in some detail these different historic places.