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Yuelu Academy, Changsha

4.3
#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Changsha
Founded in 976 at the foot of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu Academy ranks among the top institutions of higher learning in China. Feel the continuity of wisdom and knowledge passed down through centuries while strolling around the leafy campus, dotted with traditional pavilions and manicured landscape gardens with carp ponds. Observe the bamboo groves and a large number of tables with carved inscriptions by famous scholars and craftspeople. The ancient academy also hosts a museum of education and a large center for foreign language research. As you tour the buildings, maintain a respectful silence while lectures are in progress. Make Yuelu Academy a part of your Changsha vacation plans using our Changsha vacation generator.
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  • June 22, 2017
    Roughly imagine you had, but is surprisingly not tourist oriented. There was repaired in this one, but which ones are old and which are new? Lol
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  • June 7, 2017
    Oldest school in Changsha about 1000 years old. Interesting history and beautiful grounds. The museum had interesting art.  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    In Changsha, the yuelu Academy is a must go to place, taking advantage of student ID didn't expire a visit to Changsha. Cyts advice dispensers, we come to the yuelu Academy, convenient, also beautiful da.
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  • March 7, 2017
    Really nice and historical place of changsha. One of the most important locations in changsha.
  • January 9, 2017
    Very famous thousand year old academy that I read from history. It's part of Hunan university now on the foothill of back mountain. It was cold, raining and near close time, so I only circled around the back mountain of the academy.
  • March 5, 2017
    One of the four ancient academies in China. Plenty of history to explore and enjoy.
  • April 5, 2017
    Very historical and nice place! A must-go place I Changsha!!
  • November 8, 2016
    Great place to visit. very touch with the story. you definitely need a guide to explain during the visit

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