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La Sinfonía Del Rey khách sạn is in a great location nearby popular attractions to visit in Hanoi. Below are our recommendations that will make your trip extra special.

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The Temple of Literature or Temple of Culture is a Temple of Confuciousin Hanoi -hosting the Imperial Academy, Vietnam"s first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated khổng lồ Confucious, sages và scholars. The temple is located lớn the south of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. The various pavilions, halls, statues & stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the dẻo Viettook place.

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The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 VNDbanknote. Just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tet, calligraphistswill assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Chinese characters. The art works are given away as gifts or are used as trang chủ decorations for special occasions. TheConfucian temple has landscaped courtyards, numerous altars & shrines và an imposing front gate.


History

The temple was built in 1070 & was reconstructed during the è dynasty (1225–1400) và in the subsequent dynasties. For nearly two centuries, despite wars & disasters, the temple has preserved ancient architectural styles of many dynasties as well as precious relics. Major restorations have taken place in 1920, 1954 and 2000.

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"In the autumn of the year Canh Tuat, the second year of Than Vu (1070), in the 8th lunar month, during the reign of King Lý Thánh Tông, the văn miếu quốc tử giám was built. The statues of Confucius, his four best disciples: Yan Hui (Nhan Uyên), Zengzi (Tăng Sâm), Zisi (Tử Tư), & Mencius (Mạnh Tử), as well as the Duke of Zhou (Chu Công), were carved và 72 other statues of Confucian scholars were painted. Ceremonies were dedicated to lớn them in each of the four seasons. The Crown Princes studied here."

In 1076, Vietnam"s first university, the "Quốc Tử Giám" or Imperial Academy, was established within the temple during the reign of Lý Nhân Tông to educate Vietnam"s bureaucrats, nobles, royalty, and other members of the elite. The university remained open from 1076 to lớn 1779. In 1802, the Nguyễn dynasty"s monarchs founded the Huế capital where they established a new imperial academy. The academy at the Hanoi temple lost its prominence and became a school of the Hoài Đức District.

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Under the French protectorate, the văn miếu quốc tử giám - văn miếu quốc tử giám was registered as a Monument historique in 1906. During the period of 1945–1954, the French demolished parts of the temple lớn make room for the sick và wounded since the hospitals were full during times of war. Campaigns of restoration were pursued in 1920 và 1947 under the responsibility of École française d"Extrême-Orient (French School of the Far East).

Layout và Architecture


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The temple layout is similar khổng lồ that of the templeat Qufu, Shandong, Confucius" birthplace. It covers an area of over 54000 square metres, including the Văn lake, Giám park & the interior courtyards which are surrounded by a brick wall.In front of the Great Gate are four tall pillars. On either side of the pillars are two stelae commanding horsemen lớn dismount.

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The gate opens onto three pathways which continues through the complex. The centre path was reserved for the monarch and above the center path there is a big bronze bell, The path to lớn the left is for the administrative Mandarins và the path lớn the right is for military Mandarins. The interior of the site is divided into five courtyards. The first two courtyards are quiet areas with ancient trees and trimmed lawns, where scholars would relax away from the bustle of the outside world.

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The bell located above the main gate was used to lớn signify that an important person was coming through và was added to lớn the văn miếu in the 19th century. The bell was made out of Bronze và could only be touched by monks. On the bell several patterns can be found including an outline of a phoenix, which represents beauty, và a dragon, which represents power. Both of these symbols are used khổng lồ represent the Emperor & Queen. A bell can be found in all of the pagodas in Vietnam.

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The first courtyard - the dẻo Tai gate (Đại Tài Môn) and the Thanh Duc gate (Thành Đức Môn)