The Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam is the country`s oldest and foremost monument to education that, over the years, has had most of its former glory rigorously restored after suffering damage during times of war. The Temple of Literature is a tranquil retreat from the busy city outside with high brick walls, grassy surroundings, and leafy trees that create a bubble of calm at the heart of Hanoi.

The Temple was built in 1070 as the place for worshiping Confucius and his disciples, since that time Confucianism has been the national ideology of Vietnam. The area inside the walls features five courtyards to denote five essential elements of nature and stunning ancient Vietnamese architecture including monuments to various aspects of learning and occasions in the city of Hanoi, nowadays students come here before exams to pray for good results.

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