Temple of Literature is the most famous culture symbol when remind to land of Hanoi from the past to now, Temple of Literature, this is a popular cultural architecture with exquisitely magnificent beauty, the very first university of Vietnam, still being the pride of people in here for thousands years. When referring to the traditional culture of Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi, Temple of Literature was built in 1070 (Van Mieu) and 1076 (Quoc Tu Giam – the university), which always plays the important role as the cultural symbol of worship, ancient education and training, the largest training place for thousands of academic degrees during the independent feudal period.
For nearly a thousand years, Temple of Literature has been considered as a symbol of the elitist culture, tradition of religious education, moral encouragement of the Vietnamese people. The reception of the national cultural relics especially enhances and affirms the cultural beauty and longevity of the nation.
Particularly, when UNESCO, a prestigious organization of education, science and culture of the United Nations has recognized 82 stone stele in Temple of Literature is a documentary heritage of the world. These are the only Ph.D. steles in the world to record not only the Ph.Ds who passed the exams for nearly 300 years (from 1442 to 1779) but also the historical proof of historical documents about using the dynastic sciences and the philosophy of the dynasty on education and training, the use of talents, thus having a profound impact on contemporary and postmodern society.
From those historical values, for tourists, the great culture of Hanoi today is Temple of Literature, the place for cultural tourism in the center of Hanoi, attracting millions of visitors annually. Also this is a unique destination welcomed by international delegations and heads of state. It is not too exaggerated to say: “When visiting Hanoi but not come to Temple of Literature as you do not come to Hanoi” … Let enjoy the traditional culture and experience historical value at Temple of Literature!
Time of opening hours of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on weekdays and public holidays from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Monday to Friday: Open from 7:30 – 18:00
Saturday, Sunday: Open from 08:00 to 21:00