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Yuelu Academy, Changsha

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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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  • Oldest school in Changsha about 1000 years old. Interesting history and beautiful grounds. The museum had interesting art.  more »
  • I visited here as my wife can trace her lineage directly back 28 generations to the founder of this school. Nice historical site to see, loaded with Hunan University students on the day I went, not a ...  more »
  • The entrance fee costs 50 yuan which includes the entry into the museum of Chinese academics. The museum is located near the tourist shop. Both places have English subtitles and bilingual signs. Yuelu...  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.
  • 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!!
  • Great place to visit. very touch with the story. you definitely need a guide to explain during the visit