Yuelu Academy is one of the four most prestigious academic centres in the whole of China. It is located towards the east of the Yuelu Mountain, a mere 13 kilometres from the city of Changsha. The academy was built in the year 976, during the reign of the Song dynasty. The academy is symbolic to the evolution of higher education in Mainland China. Since it is situated in the Yuelu Mountains it is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This place is extremely peaceful, even quieter than the rest of the mountain. The grounds are green and a great place to relax after a tiring walk in the mountains.Highlights include:
- The temples
- The stones
- The tombs
- The well preserved Song-Architecture
- The Tea House
- Hunan Pond
- The Lushan Temple Tablet
Yuelu Academy Travel Tips
- There are no tour guides. You have to explore the place all by yourself.
- Carry a bottle of water. And wear suitable shoes for the steep hike.
How to Reach Yuelu Academy
- Bus: 132, 202, 305@Yuelu Mountain North
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58.81% of people who visit Changsha include Yuelu Academy in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
73.91% of people start their Yuelu Academy visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Yuelu Academy
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yuelu Academy