(GMT)12 DEC 2016 LCDSO:
The Temple of Literature(Van Mieu) is a Temple of Confucius and was founded in 1070.
The temple consists of five courtyards, the first two are peaceful havens of ancient trees. Moving on you will see Khue Van Cac that is chosen to be the symbol of Hanoi.
Van Mieu is not only an attractive travel destination for tourists but also a “faith temple” for national students. In 1076 the first Vietnamese university was established within the temple and functioned for more than 700 years. Annually students across Vietnam come here to touch the heads of tortoises to get luck for their exams; however, recently a law has been passed on by the government to ban people from doing this due to the fear of ruining these traditional values.