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Yuelu Academy

East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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Nice Historical Place To See

I visited here as my wife can trace her lineage directly back 28 generations to the founder of this... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Bruce K
Ancient Academy

The entrance fee costs 50 yuan which includes the entry into the museum of Chinese academics. The... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Judy N
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East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

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 good place for small children.

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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 academy and Yuelu mountain are located in Hunan university. Get down Yingwanzhen...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 27 November 2016

You can just walk around and watch.. for me as european it was very interesting place to see tradition.

Thank kutycz
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

At this time it cost 50¥ per adult. We only walked around the outside. You can not see much without going in. However, if you would like to see some older style Chinese buildings for free there are two pretty cool temples up the mountain....More

Thank waycool365
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The thousand years old academy. We were touring this place accompanied by our clients, who also hired an English guide for us. We spent an hour there, but clearly, it was not enough. It is located on the property of the Hunan University, who also...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

A 1000 year old academy at the base of mount Yuelu. Most of the buildings have of course been rebuilt based on the original design. Foreigners may just enjoy walking around the complex and looking at the architecture as there is not a lot of...More

Thank Cliff_Curtis
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Quite a few interesting buildings and was pretty quiet even with a fair number of other visitors on the site. Can get to the mountain from the exit in the back of the complex which makes it a nice and easy way to see two...More

Thank herenow21
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Monday was a perfect day to visit and get away from the crowds. Founded in Song Dynasty with over a thousand years of history, on the campus of modern day Hunan University. One the few historical sites in China where peace and tranquillity can still...More

Thank tao216
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This 1000 year old academy is a must if you happen to be in Changsha. Lovely old buildings, something you dont see much of this city. Nice walking around in the garden. The museum itself was around 100 RMB and worth the money.

Thank Bjagud
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Really nice place. Is a must to visit in Changsha and one of the best places I 've been in China. Fresh air, peaceful and out of the noise, 0 overcrowded during my visit

Thank Pachi G
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Can you learn traditional Kung Fu at this place? If yes what programs, for how long, and what are the costs?
14 March 2017|
Response from waycool365 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything offering classes, this seemed to be more of a museum than a school now. But maybe the hunan university offers classes?
Bonjour, votre visite date déjà de quelques années mais peut être pourriez vous m'aider dans mes recherches sur Changsha. Nous y serons juste pour une journée et j'aimerai pouvoir me rendre dans cette université, donc est ce que c'est proche du centre, facile d'accès? Est-ce qu'en parlant uniquement en anglais on peut se débrouiller facilement dans cette ville? Je n'arrive pas à trouver les renseignements pour les touristes de base que nous sommes... merci d'avance pour votre réponse. Mélodie
19 February 2016|
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