Dien Khanh Temple Of Literature

Location: Dien Khanh Temple of Literature is located in Phu Loc Townlet, Dien Khanh District, Khanh Hoa Province.

Characteristic: At the present, the Temple of Literature keeps only 2 steles aged by the 11th year of King Tu Duc which help us to further understand the history, the culture, the living style of Khanh Hoa people.

During the time of feudal Confucian tradition, high above there was Quoc Tu Giam (National Temple of Literature), under which were provincial Temples of Literature, where recorded the works of talented scholars. In 1803, King Gia Long announced a royal decree on building a Temple of Literature in Phu Loc Townlet, the district of Hoa Chau - nowadays is Dien Khanh District. 

Going through all changes of time, this Temple of Literature rehabilitated 4 times in 1892, 1904, 1941, and 1959 and has still been in its original architecture.

At the present, the Temple of Literature keeps only 2 steles aged by the 11th year of King Tu Duc which help us to further understand the history, the culture, the living style of Khanh Hoa people, the completion of the Temple of Literature in 1854, and a introduction on the competition-examination success of local laureates, dignitaries, village notables, and students from the beginning of Nguyen Dynasty to Tu Duc Time. With such thickness of history, the Temple of Literature possesses a significant value of study, and tradition of respecting knowledge, which all enriches the nation's vestiges.

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