Yingtian Academy is 300 meters east of the South Gate of the ancient city which is the top of the four academies in China. The first phase of the renovation project has been completed. In front of the entrance, there is Number One Scholar (title conferred on the one who came first in the highest imperial examination) Bridge. When you enter into the academy, there is the Chongsheng Hall, which is worshipping the saints in the Spring and Autumn Period. The left side of Chongsheng Hall is Fan Zhongyan Memorial Hall, the right side of which is the exhibition that display quotations of the famous scholars in Yingtian Academy.
I went to Yingtian Academy with my classmate when we had field trip in Shangqiu. It's a historical building with profound cultural background, and the scenery is beautiful. If you have nothing to do in Shangqiu, you could visit there. But it's not worth visiting here.
It's a great place to study. It's really useful for those who come here to worship for the coming exams.
Twenty yuan ticket, there is a statue of Confucius and ten disciples, nothing else! Is it possible to calculate that if you look up to Confucius for ten yuan, his disciples will be one piece each? Or from another point of view, other scenic spots can only be seen, there is no protection here, not only can you see but also touch! So eleven statues are worth twenty dollars!
Ying Tianfu Academy is the first of the four academies in the Northern Song Dynasty. Today's academies are only reconstructed in modern times. From the outside, we can see that it imitates the style of the Northern Song Dynasty. It's beautiful outside. You can take pictures. But it was horrible inside. A large area of emptiness, grass clumps and lush. Inside, there is a building, which tells the story of Yingtian Academy's past and present life, popular figures and Fan Zhongyan. Tickets are 10 yuan, you can't see them.
Now Shangqiu is a relatively old and complete ancient city. It is also one of the buildings that we build a tourist city. It has beautiful scenery and is suitable for tourism and vacation. It can be said that it is a better place at the junction of Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui.
Come in admiration of fame and return disappointed. Humanistic spirit is immortal.
The main entrance of the academy is under construction. It can only walk without traffic. Turn left for 10 minutes from the south entrance to the scenic archway, but the entrance is also hard to dig. (You can also cross the bridge not far from the South Gate, there is a banyan garden on the left hand, go to the end of the garden, Yanhu side of the road fence is there), ticket 10 yuan, the academy area is not too large, only 2, 3 buildings, is the smallest of the four academies, it can only be suspended!