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Address: East of Yuelu Mountain, Yuelu District, Changsha 410006, China
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The area is quiet and I happened to be there in Fall. Weather is so good and it's great for a walk. Entrance is around 100RMB if my memory serves me right. I won't recommend to... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The area is quiet and I happened to be there in Fall. Weather is so good and it's great for a walk. Entrance is around 100RMB if my memory serves me right. I won't recommend to go inside if you are on a budget, walking outside the school is good enough. Clean and quiet.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I really enjoyed walking around this site, liked the confucious temple (which wasn't very crowded), and the museum of learning was really interesting too, the gardens were very pretty and you could walk out of the back gate up to the mountain and Lushan temple. I did a bit of homework before coming as i didnt have a guide, but... More 

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Changsha, China
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The place is well maintained and managed. It has history and it has that very Old China flavor. A must go place in Changsha to understand Wei Chu You Cai. Also a very good place to just sit ,relax and enjoy the cool mountain breeze in summer.

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is one of those must-see attractions for Changsha. It is an historic location, central to Hunan and Chinese culture.

Thank karenak
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2016

1000 year old institution. Very unique to have seen it. Did not pay to actual go into grounds, stayed walking around prestigious university areas.

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Melbourne, Australia
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Yuelu Academy is nestled at the foot of Yuelu Mountain. The entry fee is 50 RMB. Please note that there’s no English interpretative service and that only some of the plaques have been translated into English. A lot of the English used is very repetitive offering minimal insight to the academy’s history. So if you are not familiar with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is the thousand years academy where people in the past study poetry, philosophy and much more. The school is still functioning now for those who excel in philosophy . It is interesting place to visit as the architecture is preserved for a thousand years. Inside are different rooms where the ancient people study in. It is linked to the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

It's just another big park with a few buildings and hordes of tourists. Intersting for the history but there aren't very many explanations once you go inside regarding its history

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Zhengzhou, China
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Went for a look costing 50RMB entrance fee. Nice grounds but lots of rooms were closed with dirty broken furniture inside. I was expecting to see tables / paintings showing what Chinese schooling was like over 1,000 years ago. Nothing like it. They were many etchings of aged writings on the walls but the place looked recently built. There is... More 

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Manson, Washington
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a well preserved learning academy with various buildings, a museum (which is air conditioned) and an opportunity to hear some traditional chinese music. The gardens are beautiful and well manicured. A nice place to visit for about 1-1/2 hours. There is more hiking in the Yuelu Mountain complex.

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