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Shigu Academy

223 Reviews
Historical Site
Open Open from 01/01-12/31,Tue-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: Shigu, Hengyang, China
Official website:
Phone: 0734-8347663 0734-8302762 0734-8718328

What people are saying:

Shigu Academy is located at the intersection of Shigu Mountain, Xiangjiang River and Zhengshui River, Shigu District, Hengyang City, Hunan Province. It is the birthplace of Huxiang culture and the first resort in Hunan. It was built in the fifth year of Tang Yuanhe (806 AD to 820 AD) and has a history of more than 1,200 years. Shigu Academy was one of the four major academies in the Northern Song Dynasty. The old building of the academy was destroyed by Japanese artillery fire. Fortunately, a thousand-year-old ginkgo has been preserved.

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4.4/5Very Good
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  • Maria P
    Maria P

    A nice place to visit!

    If you happen to be in Hengyang, Hunan province and have a few hours to spare this place is great place to visit. Inexpensive attraction - just 20 RMB, easily accessible by public transportation or ta...

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Additional Information


Shigu Academy is located in Mount Shigu, Hengyang City. It was built in 5th year of Yuanhe Period of the Tang Dynasty. It has a history of over one thousand years. It is one of the four major academies of the Song Dynasty in China. Song Taizong Zhao Yiyi named it "Shigu Academy" and its renown is equal to the Fuyang, Bailudong and Yuelu Academies. Since ancient times, it has been a favorite place for scholars and literati. Su Shi, Zhou Dunyi, Zhu Xi, Cai Weinan and other historical luminaries have taught here.
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