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.
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
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.
|2||stele of Hạ Mã|
|5||the gate of Văn Miếu|
|6||the gate of Đại Trung|
|7||Khuê Văn pavilion|
|8||Thiên Quang well|
|9||stelae of doctors|
|10||the gate of Đại Thành|
|11||the area of Đại Thành|
|12||the gate of Imperial Academy|
|13||the area of Imperial Academy|
- $30,000 VND / person
- Free for children under 15 years old
- Summer: From 7:30 to 18:00
- Winter: From 8:00 to 18:00
The address of Temple of Literature is 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam.