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Temple of Literature

19 reviews of Temple of Literature

Rodamons

Vietnam’s first university

The name comes from the fact that it was the first university in Vietnam. The complex is surrounded by brick walls and has a pond and gardens in the center which were once used for relaxation and mediation by the elite students. The whole place exudes a distinct sense of tranquility and harmony.

The names of the students who attended the university are carved on stone turtles on each side of the temple. They offer food, incense, and symbolic money to a statue of wise Confucius and his helpers, which also adds a mystic touch to the place.

+16
Almudena

University

It was built by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1070 in honor of Confucius and went on to become a place of study and wisdom. It was directed by the Mandarins and local elites in charge of running the country. It was the first university in Vietnam and worked in that capacity for over 700 years (1076-1779). The grounds are fairly large and there are five parks and several buildings, including a temple to Confucius. One of the hallmarks of this temple is the turtles engraved with the 2,313 names of the students who passed their exams.

+10
Inés Chueca

I loved it!

It’s a gorgeous complex that has been very well-preserved. It has various halls, buildings, and outdoor areas. The 20,000 VDN entry fee is worth it.

+7
olivierp54

Temple of Literature

In April 2007 I went to Hanoi in Vietnam for a month trip. In a capital so loud, I discovered an oasis of peace in the heart of the city: The Temple of Literature, constructed in 1071 by Ly Thai To. Just walking around the complex provokes meditation and contemplation from its visitors. In this picture you can see the celestesy wells of the Khue Van Cac porch.

Marilo Marb

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Viviane Prezotto Tietz

Excellent
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