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Yuelu Academy

East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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We have visited several times over decades. Much more restored and now more accessible than... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
65Graham65
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Canberra, Australia
One of the oldest modern academic institutions

I would strongly recommend viewing Yuelu Academy with a tour guide so that you can understand more... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
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East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited several times over decades. Much more restored and now more accessible than before, this place has layers of interest depending on your knowledge of china and its history etc. But you can enjoy it and the adjoining mountain with zero knowledge or...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I would strongly recommend viewing Yuelu Academy with a tour guide so that you can understand more of the history of the site. It is nestled at the base of Yuelu Mountain, and contains beautiful architecture. As part of Hunan University, students can take classes...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The Yuelu Academy is a must visit in the city, which has so much to offer, from historic interests to gorgeous traditional Chinese architecture, plus a lovely garden. Spend one hour or two in the academy to explore. It has two gates, each has different...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Lots of history on the culture of learning through the ages. Good display. A must see for history buff.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We were hesitant on the ticket cost at 50 RMB per person after we finished our tour at the Mount Yuelu which is free. We actually flipped a coin to make the decision :-) Weren't we glad we did. The Yuelu Academy was AMAZING! It's...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Charming and welcoming although was a bit crowded on the day. Several souvenir shops strategically located, some items are a bit on the pricey side but still well worth visiting and picking up a couple of items.

Thank DrBlessing
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I am not a fan of walking around a university ground to sight see , especially this was the first day when all students return ( super crowded ). My local host has good connection , allows our car to drive inside near the acedemy...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Oldest school in Changsha about 1000 years old. Interesting history and beautiful grounds. The museum had interesting art.

Thank Charles R
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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
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Odettebooysen
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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?
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