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Xinkuai Bao: 800-year-old Yuyan Academy reopens for visits

Source: chinadaily.com.cn | Updated : 2019-05-06

The Yuyan Academy, an academy of classical learning with 800 years of history, in Huangpu district, Guangzhou city of South China's Guangdong province, opened to the public on May 4 after five years of closure for repairs.

The organizer arranged many ancient experience-based activities, including the throwing pot game during the opening. The throwing pot game was played by ancient scholars during a feast, and involved a kind of etiquette.


Along the way to the Yuyan Academy, visitors find exhibitions of cultural products and performances, poetry readings and live painting sessions. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

To give visitors a deeper understanding of the history of the Yuyan Academy, the organizers held lectures on the classics related to the academy and Chinese studies.


Professional lecturers give a lively and interesting explanation based on some legendary stories. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Children wore antique costumes and decorations, and experienced ancient rituals and cultural activities at the academy.

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