Temple of Literature

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54 B Quốc Tử Giám, Hanoi, Vietnam
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soraan soraan
5 reviews
Lovely temple Feb 12, 2011
Quite and simple museum in Hanoi with lots of collections.
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Vipin Vipin
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Confucius heaven Mar 05, 2010
Founded in the eleventh century as a Confucian temple and serving as the country's first university, this remarkable site is an interesting insight into the country's history.

Located in the historic centre of Hanoi, the buildings are wonderfully preserved and the detail and colour of the figures is amazing. I particularly liked the altars dedicated to the kings from the eleventh century. People still worship them almost by offering them incense and fruit, and it was very lovely to see.

The courtyards are wonderful to walk through and the ponds are stocked with a generous amount of fish.

Apart from the architectural and aesthetic beauty, it's a lovely feeling to think that so many students were educated here from the eleventh century onwards. Some information about Confucius and his key tenets can be helpfully read around the site too.

A nice visit in Hanoi, and I recommend it highly.

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