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  Temple of Literature
by imstress

Temple of Literature or Van Mieu is the oldest university in Vietnam and in the world. It has been recently restored.

The original purpose was the worship of the sages and saints of Confusianism but was turned into a college 6 years later.

The temple contains 5 courtyards connected to each other by portals. The main gate, Khue Van Ca (pavillion of Literature), Dai Thanh Mon (Gate of Great Synthesis), Thien Quang Tinh (the Well of Heaven's Clarity), 82 tortise carrying stone steles.

It was belived that if you rub the head of all the 82 tortise steles, you will be blessed.

Altars worshiping Confucius can be seen and there are sincere young worshippers that i have seen.

Entrance fees 5,000 VND
Broucher 3,000 VND

Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2005
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