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We have visited several times over decades. Much more restored and now more accessible than... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Canberra, Australia
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 November 20, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DrBlessing
Reviewed September 1, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Charles R
Reviewed April 3, 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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March 13, 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?
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