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Yuelu Academy
岳麓书院

4.5/5
2,216 Reviews
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Closed Open from 5/1-10/31,7:30am-6:00pm;Open from 11/1-4/30,8:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Lushan Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City (in Hunan University)
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Phone: 0731-88823764

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As one of the oldest institutions in the world, the ancient architecture of the College of Songjiang is preserved completely, each group of courtyards, Every stone tablet, every brick, every wind lotus, all flashing the humanistic spirit of time. In 1988, the Tonglu College complex was approved by the State Council as the national key cultural relics protection unit. Since the College of Tonglu is on the campus of Hunan University, Hunan University claims that the College of Tonglu is its predecessor, so that it is the world's oldest university.

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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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