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Yuelu Academy

East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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Historic Confucian academy overcrowded with tourists

Go early in the morning because by mid-day the place is swarming with tourists and anything but the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
SingaporeGirl
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Singapore
Ancient academy like a garden

The Yuelu Academy is a must visit in the city, which has so much to offer, from historic interests... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
TimGiotia_Ren
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East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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"thousand years"
in 3 reviews
"history buff"
in 2 reviews
"modern museum"
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"entry fee"
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"lots of history"
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"chinese history"
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"interesting place"
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"tour guide"
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"academy"
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"school"
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"hunan"
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"students"
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"china"
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"tourists"
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"temple"
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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.

Thank SingaporeGirl
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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.

Thank tengkin
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Reviewed 19 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

Thank 69tiger888
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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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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
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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
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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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