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DAILY PHOTO: In the Temple of Literature

Taken in Hanoi on December 30, 2015

Taken in Hanoi on December 30, 2015

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Temple of Literature? (Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám?) It sounds like a grandiose name for a library, but it’s really what the Vietnamese call a Confucian temple. This one is in Hanoi.

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher famous for his ideas such as the hierarchical nature of relationships and how governance is practiced morally. His philosophy provided a popular counterpoint to the more free-wheeling Taoist belief system. Both Confucianism and Taoism came to be practiced by some as religion (though other advocates of each would say that it’s philosophy and not theology.)


1 Comment

  1. asthaguptaa says:

    Have been there and loved it! I was quite awed 🙂

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