A well-preserved building that was once hailed as a university, Temple of Literature is a fine example of traditional Vietnamese architecture and one must definitely visit this picturesque place while they are spending a relaxing holiday at one of the Hanoi hotels with pool with their loved ones.
Originally, the Temple of Literature was built as a university dedicated to Confucius, and its doors were only open for students from elite and royal families. Later, the brighter ‘commoners’ were accepted here as well.
Located approximately 5.6 kilometres away from Somerset West Point Hanoi, the Temple of Literature can be easily accessed from Ba Dinh Square and Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Ton Duc Thang Street and Van Mieu Street surrounds this fascinating temple.
With a grand entrance and a path, this temple is based upon the birth location of Confucius. The well-maintained gardens create a serene and meditative ambience in which students relax.
There are five courtyards at Temple of Literature – two of them include landscaped gardens and the third houses a massive pond called the “Well of Heavenly Clarity”. The fourth one features a magnificent statue of Confucius and the last courtyard holds a large drum and bell tower.