Being the first university in Vietnam, Quoc Tu Giam is not only a famous historical monument of Hanoi capital but also a place of cultural values of historical periods. Vietnamese feudal. The following article will show visitors the pride of Hanoi people.
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The Temple of Literature has a glorious history
The temple was built in 1070 and was reconstructed during the Tran dynasty (1225–1400) and in the subsequent dynasties. For nearly two centuries, despite wars and disasters, the temple has preserved ancient architectural styles of many dynasties as well as precious relics. Major restorations have taken place in 1920, 1954 and 2000.
This ancient site offers a lake of literature, the Well of Heavenly Clarity, turtle steles, pavilions, courtyards and passageways that were once used by royalty. Visiting the Temple of Literature you will discover historic buildings from the Ly and Tran dynasties in a revered place that has seen thousands of doctors’ graduate in what has now become a memorial to education and literature. Originally the university only accepted aristocrats, the elite and royal family members as students before eventually opening its doors to brighter ‘commoners’. Successful graduates had their names engraved on a stone stele which can be found on top of the stone turtles.
The fourth courtyard is dedicated for Confucius and his 72 honored students, as well as Chu Van An- known for his devotion to teaching. This is also where local authorities choose to cherish brilliant students in Hanoi, like those with top entrance results to university or top graduation outcomes. The last and also furthest courtyard is “Thai Hoc” house, which used to be Quoc Tu Giam- the first university of Vietnam. “Thai Hoc” a small collection of old-time costumes for students and mandarins, as well as explaining the process of taking and passing the national examination.
Quoc Tu Giam today – tourist destination should not be missed in Hanoi tours
Today, when Hanoi tours, travelers should miss: Quoc Tu Giam is also the place where the poem festival is organized, which is a place of praise for excellent and excellent students and a famous sightseeing place to attract domestic and international tourists on the occasion. traveling Hanoi. At the same time, this is also the “lettering” point of the people of Ha Thanh during traditional Tet holidays with the hope of a happy new year or during the important exam seasons of the country with the trust of the candidates.
If you are keen on architecture, Temple of literature has one of the most typical architecture styles for centuries in Vietnam, composed of wood and tiles. Along the pass, the way is hundred-year-old trees that have witnessed ups and downs of history.
The entrance fee for the complex is 20,000 VND (about 1 US). Opening hours: 8:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:30 every day except Monday and national holidays.
Hanoi is still changing every day in modern and civilized ways, but somewhere in the street corners of the capital city, there are always ancient relics, preserving the traditional cultural values. Hanoi tours to explore the pride of the Hanoi people, the Vietnamese people.