One of the oldest sights in Hanoi is the Temple of Literature, called Van Mieu in Vietnamese. The ‘temple’ was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong and is dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. The long and narrow complex consists of a sequence of five courtyards divided by walls. As delegates arrive, the temple is lit with soft lighting to create a welcoming environment. They are greeted by the sounds of festival drums with ladies in traditional ao dai who escort the group up the stairs (lit by torches and candles), and through to the main courtyard. Ideal for medium sized groups of between 60-250 people, the various sized courtyards can each be adapted to suit any requirement. The spaces are equally suited for gala or award dinners with traditional entertainment available.
The Temple of Literature is one of Destination Asia Vietnam’s favored venues due to the prestige, we are also the only DMC that has access now due to our long standing and trusted relationship with the director of the venue.