Temple of Literature

Established in 1070, the Temple of Literature is locally known as Van Mieu and has long been associated with learning. It’s one of the earliest structures in the city and part of the original city. Emperor Ly Thanh Tong had it built and dedicated it to Confucius. Over the years, the grounds were expanded and new structures were added.

Established in 1070, the Temple of Literature is locally known as Van Mieu and has long been associated with learning. It’s one of the earliest structures in the city and part of the original city. Emperor Ly Thanh Tong had it built and dedicated it to Confucius. Over the years, the grounds were expanded and new structures were added.

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