Beautiful temple!

Last update at 09/14/2011 20:08. By Hanoi Local Guide.

Beautiful temple!
By Hanoi Local Guide

This beautiful temple was established in 1070 in honor of Confucious and was modelled on the original temple of Confiucious in China. It was the first Vietnamese University (established in 1076) and was to educate the sons of mandarins. The most important artefacts in the temple are the 'stelae' , stone tortoise pedestals, which list the names and birthplaces of scholars who recieved doctorates.

We enjoyed walking around the grounds. It is very tranquil (even with the crowds) and a nice respite from the traffic. It is very leafy and green, and I imagine that it would be a wonderfully cool and pleasant place to be during the heat of summer.


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