Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Posted on 10/22/2008


Photo taken on March 20, 2003



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Vietnam
Hanoi
Văn Miếu
Temple of Literature
Hà Nội,
Việt Nam


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The main entrance to Văn Miếu, the Temple of Literature to the first court yard

The main entrance to Văn Miếu, the Temple of Literature to the first court yard
The main entrance, walkway and gate was reserved for the use of the Emperor.
Mandarins and students entered the temple through the gates on the left and right.

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 Ly Thanh Tong, the Temple of Literature was built. The statues of Confucius, his four best disciples: Yan Hui (Nhan Uyên), Zengzi (Tăng Sâm), Zisi (Tử Tư), and Mencius (Mạnh Tử), as well as the Duke of Zhou (Chu Công), were carved and 72 other statues of Confucian scholars were painted. Ceremonies were dedicated to them in each of the four seasons. The Crown Princess studied here.

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