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Introduction of Shigu Academy
Located on the Shigu mountain in the north of Hengyang Hunan, where Zhengshui, Xiangjiang, Leishui—three rivers collected, , Shigu Acadamy (a millennium academy) as one of the four top academies in Song Dynasty, is an ancient academy with a over-1200-year history and one of the cradles of Huxiang culture. In July 2010, the academy was named “Provincial Culturl Unit” and “National AAA Level Scenic”; in Oct. 2015, the candidate of National AAAA Level Scenic.
The Shigu Mountain has earned a reputation for its beautiful view since ancient times. It is also the location of the Zhuling Cave and the Grass Bridge---two of the eight famous scenics in Hengyang. The survived “inscriptions on cliff” in the open is unique among all the existing old academies.
From AD 627 to AD 650, Qiying, mayor of Hengyang in Tang Dynasty, had a pavilion built on the mountain which was named “Hejiang Pavilion”. From AD 806 to AD 820, Leekuan, a hermit in Hengyang, had another building built, which was the rudiment of the Shigu Academy. In the autum of AD 805, Hanyu, top of the Eight Masters of the Tang and Song Dynasties met Zoujun, another mayor of Hengyang in Tang Dynasty at the Hejiang Pavilion and had a poem for him. In AD 997, Lee shizhen, Leekuan’s offspring, had the academy rebuilt. In AD 1035, Emperor RenZong of the Song Dynasty awarded the academy “Shigu Academy”. The academy and other three academies---Yuelu Academy in Changsha, White Deer Cave Academy in Jiangxi, and Suiyang Academy--- are called “The Four Top Academies in China”.
The Shigu Academy has gone through ups and downs. In June 1944, the academy was destroyed by the Japanese army; in 1965, became a park. In 2006, it was rebuilt according to “repairing old as before” principle by the Hengyang Municipal and the government and the people; in Sep. 18th,2007, officially opened. According to the principle of “repairing old as before”, the Shigu Academy has three functions of “lecturing”, “collecting books”, and “sacrifice” as academies did in old times.
As the cultural landmark in Hengyang, the Shigu Academy, with its three features, has become a cultural tourist attraction that embraces lecturing, sacrifice, sightseeing, and relaxtion.
1. Entrance ticket
Full-price ticket: 20 yuan for each
Half-price ticket: 10 yuan for each
2. Service charges for presentation
Less than 10 person (including 10): 60 yuan for each time
More than 10 person: 100 yuan for each time
3. Parking charges
Free for touring vehicles
Notice to tourists
To build a civilized and harmonious touring environment relates to the vital interests of every tourist, so being a civilized tourist is our obligation. Please abide the following common conventions.
1.Please keep the environment clean and tidy: don’t spit about and drop litter; don’t smoke except in designated areas.
2.Please observe the public order: don’t yell or shout out loudly; don’t walk abreast being in a way; don’t talk loudly in public places; don’t beg in the scenic area; don’t drink excessively and cause troubles and don’t drive motor vehicles into the scenic area.
3.Preserve the ecological environment: stay off public lawns, and refrain from picking flowers or fruits; do not collect species samples in the scenic area without any approval.
4.Protect historical sites and cultural relics: do not scrawl or engrave on the cultural relics; do not climb on or touch the relics and please take photos as the regulation.
5.Please take good care of all public facilities: no damaging the facilities, saving water and electricity and no scribbling or engraving on scenery or facilities.
6.Be respectful to the people around you: do not force foreigners to take a picture with you; do not occupy the public facilities for a long term; esteem the labor of service staff and respect all ethnic religious customs.
7.Please treat people with courtesy: dress neatly and appropriately and don’t bare the breast in the public places; give precedence to the old, young, sick, disable and ladies out of the courtesy and never use dirty words.
8.Advocate the healthy entertainment styles: forbid carrying inflammable and explosive dangerous goods or beast pets into the scenic area; repelling the superstition, gambling, drugs and obscenity.