Temple of Literature, also called “ Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam” is about 2km west of Hoan Kiem Lake. Founded in 1070 by King Ly Thanh Tong, the temple is dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu) and honors Vietnam’s finest scholars and men of literary accomplishment. In 1076, Vietnam’s first university was established here. Visit Hanoi except for Van Mieu, you will be deemed not to visit this city. When you go to Temple of Literature, you can explore the history and architecture of this monument.