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Yuelu Academy岳麓书院

2,168 Reviews
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Open Open from 8:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Lushan Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City (in Hunan University)
Official website: http://ylsy.hnu.edu.cn/
Phone: 0731-88823764

What people are saying:

The school of Confucianism, the wind and rain; the fire legend, string songs. Through the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, the Academy has been the sacred place of Confucian education and the center of cultural and academic. As the source of Huxiang culture, has been carrying on the education thought of the teaching of the people and the use of the world, and practicing the fine style of study and the patriotism of worry about the world and dare to be the first.

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Yuelu Academy is one of the four famous academies in Chinese history. It is located at the foot of Yuelu Mountain on the west bank of Changsha, Hunan. The academy has a history of over a thousand years. Zhu Xi, a Chinese philosopher, politician, and writer of the Song dynasty had taught here. Zeng Guofan, a Chinese statesman, military general, and Confucian scholar of the late Qing dynasty and Zuo Zongtang, a Chinese statesman and military leader of the late Qing dynastyhad studied here. Yuelu Academy is famous for its inventory of numerous monuments and antiques, including the works of the famous calligrapher Li Yong.
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