The Yuelu Academy
One of the four famous academies in ancient China, the Yuelu Academy is located near the waterside, lies at the foot of Yuelu Mountain on the campus of Hunan University. The academy integrates three major functions: giving lectures, collecting books and holding memorial ceremonies. As an important national library and academic center, the Yuelu Academy embraces some historical sites, such as Wenchang Pavilion, Library of Imperial Books and Xiangshui Sutra Proofreading Hall. The Yuelu Academy was formally set up in the ninth year of the Kai Bao Reign of the Northern Song Dynasty (976). It has witnessed a history of more than one thousand years without a break, so it is called a "one-thousand-year-old academy". It is a very comfortable site which can be visited all year round. Half day tour will be suggested to visit this academy.