In 1070, King Ly Thanh Tong founded Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu) to pay tribute to education and to those of ... More
Temple of Literature
In 1070, King Ly Thanh Tong founded Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu) to pay tribute to education and to those of high academic achievement. Six years later, it became home to Hanoi's first university. Even now, more than 200 years after the last national examination, the site's five courtyards still enjoy an atmosphere of higher learning. Today, art students sit on the grass and try to reproduce the traditional Vietnamese architecture on paper. Stone stelae record the names of successful doctorates of the past at this quiet retreat into Vietnamese educational history.
You will be very happy to visit this temple as you will learn about ancient manusripts etched in stone, see many students and young artists. Just being there gives you insight into young peoples lives in this beautiful country.
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Ngoc Son Temple, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Hoan Kiem Lake, Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. ...
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