Temple of Literature Ha Noi

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Situated at the south of Thang Long citadel is on top of the historical and beautiful sightseeing of the beautiful capital of Vietnam.

That is reason why you should visit there when travelling in Hanoi. 
Founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, the temple is dedicated to Khong Tu and honors Vietnam’s finest scholars and men of literary accomplishment. Vietnam’s first university was established here in 1076, though at this time entrance was only granted to those of noble birth. After 1442, a more egalitarian approach was adopted and gifted students from all over the nation headed to Hanoi to study the principles of Confucianism, literature and poetry.

Only parts of the Van Mieu complex date back to the earliest period, although much of the architecture dates to the Ly (1010 – 1225) and Tran (1225 – 1400) Dynasties. In 1076, Vietnam's first university, the Quoc Tu Giam was established within this temple to educate Vietnam's mandarin class. The university functioned for more than 700 years, from 1076 to 1779, during which, 2,313 doctors graduated.

Hence, the complex has been attached to the name of Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam up to now. Though having gone through lots of restoration work, the temple still retains its very first original shape, to be one of the visit-worthy sightseeing of Hanoi, captivating to a huge number of tourists elsewhere. You can visit Temple of Literature every day except

Monday from 8:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

How to get there?

From Hanoi Imperial Hotel, it takes you only 10 minutes by taxi. Stay at Hanoi Imperial Hotel- one of the best three star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter which is highly appreciated for the best location, accommodation and hospitality. If you are going to Hanoi Vietnam to explore about Hanoi beauty, culture values or simply want to have a wonderful time in Hanoi- Please welcome to Hanoi Imperial Hotel, the best hotel in Hanoi, where you can rest most comfortably and unforgetdiv memories with perfect services

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