Temple of Literature, Hanoi

March 26, 2019

The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám) is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was built in 1070 and to host Vietnam’s first national university, or called the Imperial Academy (Quốc Tử Giám). It was bred up sages and scholars since the time of Lý dynasty. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams.

Khuê Văn Các

Like lots of national heritage, the ticket counter provides audio guide to help visitors actively explore the information content. The suppporting languages include Vietnamese, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai. The content of the audio guide is interviews of experts about historical and cultural information related to each point of view. The fee of the audio guide is about $1.3 to $2.1 USD.

  • Audio guide for Vietnamese: $30,000 VND
  • Audio guide for other languages: $50,000 VND

Audio guide for Temple of Literature

Văn Miếu

Văn Miếu has two functions: venerate the great teachers and spread out knowledge. It is the first national university with the highest level of education in the monarchy reign.

Nowsdays, the Văn Miếu’s management board continues to repair and preserve the vestige. It organizes several cultural activities like scientific conferences, thematic exhibitions, publishing books, contests.

Văn Miếu - Quốc Tử Giám attracts plenty of tourists from the world. Through thousand of years, it represents the great symbol of Vietnamese education, tradition and culture.

The Map

Map of Temple of Literature Hanoi

1Văn lake
2stele of Hạ Mã
3four pillars
4Imperial garden
5the gate of Văn Miếu
6the gate of Đại Trung
7Khuê Văn pavilion
8Thiên Quang well
9stelae of doctors
10the gate of Đại Thành
11the area of Đại Thành
12the gate of Imperial Academy
13the area of Imperial Academy
14Bell
15Drum

Ticket Price

  • $30,000 VND / person
  • Free for children under 15 years old

Visiting Hours

  • Summer: From 7:30 to 18:00
  • Winter: From 8:00 to 18:00

Location

The address of Temple of Literature is 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam.

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