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This place located within Mount Yuelu. But you have to purchase the ticket cost 50yuan to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
hweeying
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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It is a AAAAA establishment. It’s a must visit for Changsha. It is very old academy from Confucius... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2018
fari514
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

This place located within Mount Yuelu. But you have to purchase the ticket cost 50yuan to visit this acedemy. We did not buy the ticket just looking the introduction signboard at the front door. We walked to the backside of the acedemy and saw few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

It is a AAAAA establishment. It’s a must visit for Changsha. It is very old academy from Confucius and where Mao also visited. This is very interesting place for everyone but especially for those interested in history. They also have nice green scenery area for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

I think it is a MUST when you visit Changsha. It is one of four famous ancient academy in China. However, strongly suggest to visit it during weekday because it is so famous. Otherwise, you will be tired of those crowded people on weekend. So...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 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
1  Thank 65Graham65
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tengkin
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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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