This over-400-year Wansong Academy is an ancient institution of higher education and well-known for the beautiful love story-the Butterfly Lovers.
Brief of Love Story at Wansong Academy
Wansong Academy is located south of Wansong Hill (万松岭) on Phoenix Ridge (凤凰山), and it's a famous institution of higher education at a time when it was the general belief that to be a scholar is the top of society.
Dacheng Hall (大成殿) is the core part of the Wansong Academy. It used to be the place where teachers and students offer sacrifices to Confucius and other famous scholars of the Confucian school.
It’s in this over-400-year academy that the story of “The Butterfly Lovers (梁山伯和祝英台)” took place. “The Butterfly Lovers (梁山伯和祝英台)” is a famous Chinese opera that dates back to Jin Dynasty (265-420AD). In Wansong Academy, there are trails of Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台) everywhere. Approaching the front door of the academy, you will see a big stone on which are engraved Zhu Yingtai (祝英台) in man's clothes, and Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) sitting upright. They are talking and laughing. Yuxiu Pavilion (毓秀阁) is a must-visit scenic spot. Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai used to study here side by side. Because of the beautiful love story, Wansong Academy now has become a place where people try to find their true love.