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Yuelu Academy, Changsha

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#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. Add Yuelu Academy to your Changsha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Changsha online trip maker .
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  • This former Academy contains a very attractive Park. In one of the buildings turned into Museum I noticed a beautiful exhibition of carved wooden panels. If you wish it is possible to listen to a little concert given by the students. (CD and DVD for sale) This training academy contains a very attractive park. In one of the buildings turned into a museum I noticed a beautiful exhibition of carved wooden panels. If you wish it is possible to listen to a small concert given by the students. (CD and DVD for sale)
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  • Four Seasons Yuelu three seasons Spring, visitors to and from the photos. Although the door bar rosin is still in, not the soul of the year. It would be better if it could be a frontier position to vigorously carry forward neo-Confucianism.
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  • Go early in the morning because by mid-day the place is swarming with tourists and anything but the relaxing atmosphere we had hoped for. Beware it's also closed on Tuesdays.  more »
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  • Really nice and historical place of changsha. One of the most important locations in changsha.
  • 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.
  • Great place to visit. very touch with the story. you definitely need a guide to explain during the visit
  • One of the four ancient academies in China. Plenty of history to explore and enjoy.
  • Very historical and nice place! A must-go place I Changsha!!

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