May 17, 2018 / 17:06

Temple of Literature hosts summer programme for children

The Hanoitimes - Temple of Literature will host a first-ever summer programme for children from June 1 to August 20.

This was announced by Le Xuan Kieu, Director of the Temple of Literature’s Cultural and Scientific Centre. The programme, which is designed to educate children on Vietnamese traditional cultural values while improving their life skills.
Temple of Literature hosts summer programme for children.
Temple of Literature hosts summer programme for children.
The programme will feature activities allowing children to explore traditional crafts, including ‘do’ paper painting, kite making, and pottery, as well as letting the kids try their hands at making complete handicraft products.
Under the programme, painting classes will be held from 9 am to 11 am every Sunday morning, in which veteran painters will teach children about watercolour paintings and instruct them on how to paint in watercolour. The children’s artworks will then be auctioned to raise funds for poor children across the country.
In addition, kids will have the chance to learn about the studies and examinations of students in the past, and take part in a kite making contest, with the winner being sent to compete at international events.
The programme is expect to provide Vietnamese children with a deeper understanding of their ancestor’s cultural heritage through folk games and crafts, according to Le Xuan Kieu, Director of the Temple of Literature’s Cultural and Scientific Centre.
It is also designed to make the Temple of Literature more attractive to the city dwellers, and visitors from home and abroad, he added.
Earlier, Temple of Literature has launched an audio guide service for visitors. The system, developed by the site’s Culture and Science Centre, provides visitors with information in audio form on the establishment and development of the Temple of Literature as well as the heritage’s value. The information was thoroughly revised by cultural researchers and experts.
The audio guide is available in eight languages: Vietnamese, English, French, Spanish, South Korean, Japanese, Thailand and Chinese. To experience the service, visitors put on their headphones, which are connected with handheld devices, select the targeted language, and then explore at their leisure.
A new way-finding and sign guideline system designed by French experts were also put into operation on the occasion. The improvements aim to better serve visitors to the Temple of Literature, thus making the site more attractive to tourists from both home and abroad. Accordingly, Temple of Literature welcomed 1.6 million visitors in 2017, 60% of which were foreigners.