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The temple is actually an academy and was founded in honour of Confucius in the 11th century. Students of Confucius taught the elite of Asia here. It was the most prestigious educational institution in Indochina. Unfortunately, it was substantially destroyed in 1940. The temple consists of 5 large courtyards, one behind the other, each with an entrance gate. In the third courtyard to the right and left of the pond are turtle stelae (the turtle is the symbol of wisdom). All the students who graduated here are engraved on the steles. In the last courtyard is the Khai Than Temple, where Confucius and his disciples are worshipped.

Entrance to the Temple of Literature first court Gate to the second courtyard second courtyard, the Thien Quang Tinh Tinh Hoa Tu Stele with engraved graduates of the academy There is a stele for each year group fourth courtyard fourth courtyard Great House of Ceremonies Confucius Pupil of Confucius golden turtle Lion in the fourth courtyard

At the same time as us, many female graduates from higher schools visited the temple to have their photos taken in accordance with tradition. We were eager to take photos with them!

They like to pose a beautiful group of graduates another group Victory four girls in bright white All the windows of the Confucius Temple are occupied! The mascot is also present this time with a bouquet group in alternative pose The girls are happy about the photos lightbox for MACby VisualLightBox.com v5.9

Group in the Temple of Literature

In this group, two tourists just stood there....