Jan 26, 2014 / 10:22

Photos exhibition on architecture of literature temples

The Hanoitimes - Eighty photos featuring architecture and objects dating back to feudal times found at literature temples across the country, are on display at the Literature Temple in downtown Hanoi.

The provincial literature temples in the north include Mao Dien Literature Temple in Hai Duong Province and Xich Dang Literature Temple in Hung Yen Province, while the southern temples include Confucious Temple Hoi An in central Quang Nam Province, Tran Bien Literature Temple in Dong Nai Province, Cao Lanh Literature Temple in Dong Thap Province and Vinh Long Literature Temple in Vinh Long Province.

The Thang Long Literature Temple in today's Ha Noi and Hue Literature Temple are the largest central-level literature temples in the Confucianism system of the country.

Various objects unearthed during the excavations conducted at Thang Long Literature Temple in 1998, including ink pots, books, wooden book printing moulds and lists of scholars who topped in royal exams, are on display.

Most of the provincial temples of literature were destroyed over time. After several renovations, most of the temples have gates, bell towers and main buildings.

The exhibition runs till February 15.