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Address: 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 school. Nice historical site to see, loaded with Hunan University students on... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Bruce K
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 subway station and take a taxi to the destination. Im not sure how to get... More 

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

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Changsha, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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. They are easy to spot on the map. We have a 2yo and 5yo, so... More 

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Beijing, China
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 claimed that this academy was the original school of the University, but we would leave... More 

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Foshan, China
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 information in English. The museum which is included in the ticket price probably won't be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 different sites.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 be found, and the original esthetic of the gardens can still be enjoyed. There is... More 

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Mo i Rana, Norway
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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Valencia, Spain
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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

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