The Temple of Literature – Travel guide

Temple of Literature - Travel guide

Maybe everyone knows ‘Hanoi Temple of Literature’- Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam – the first relic of Hanoi. It is said that ‘Hanoi Temple of Literature’ is one of the first universities in the world. Going to visit Hanoi except for Van Mieu, you will be deemed not to visit Hanoi.


When you go to Hanoi Temple of Literature, you can explore the history and architecture of this monument.Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam has two main vestiges, there are: Literature worship Confucius and Chu Van An- Quoc Tu Giam career, who has many good quality of the Vietnamese education South and Quoc Tu Giam. Hanoi Temple of Literature is the first national university in Vietnam with more than 700 years of operation (1076-1802) that has trained thousands of talents for the country. According to history, the Temple of Literature was built in May 10-1070 of the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong. By 1076, King Ly Nhan Tong established Quoc Tu Giam, initially; it is the only place used for the prince and then expanding to receive students in the whole country. The size of Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam is 54,331m2 including: Van Lake, Giam garden, inner self surrounded by brick walls. The inner self is divided into 5 zones.


The first zone begins with the main entrance to the Great Chinese ports. The port gate has unique architecture of two storeys with stylized double dragon Le; inside it has a double dragon of the Nguyen dynasty. The second zone features with Khue Van Cac – a unique architecture built in 1085 (Nguyen dynasty), including 2 floors, 8 roots. Khue Van Cac usually organizes the poetic competition.


Today, Khue Van Cac is taken as the symbol of Hanoi capital. The third zone has a square lake called Thien Quang Tinh. Two sides along the lake is two stele garden which store 82 stelae established from 1484 to 1780 in which name, hometown of the doctorate of 82 examination were sculpted. Step through the door into the Great to the Fourth named Bai Duong Van Mieu which has name of outstanding pupils of Confucius along with other famous culture of VietNam. The fifth zone is the old Temple of Literature – the location for the talent selection competitions in the past. Nowadays, Hanoi Temple of Literature opens daily from 8 AM to 17 PM and cameras are allowed.


Price ticket: 20.000vnd/adult

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