TEMPLE OF LITERATURE: HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE

The Temple of Literature is often cited as one of Hanoi’s most picturesque tourist attractions. Originally built as a university in 1070 dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages, the building is extremely well preserved and is a superb example of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture. Considered the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature is a famous…

THÁP RÙA: THE LEGEND OF TURTLE TOWER IN HANOI

Thap Rua Tower, also known as the Turtle Tower, one of Hanoi’s most iconic attraction was built to commemorate Le Loi who gave Vietnam freedom from the Chinese in 1425. In Hanoi, Vietnam, there is a lake in the center of town that maintains special significance to the Vietnamese people. In the middle of that lake…

ANGKOR WAT MYSTERY

Spread across more than 400 acres, Angkor Wat is said to be the largest religious monument in the world.