Khue Van Cac in Temple of Literature being Hanoi Symbol

Khue Van Cac in Hanoi Temple of Literature is chosen to become the symbol of Hanoi.

Besides the beautiful relics of Hanoi, such as the One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) in the complex of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Turle Tower (Thap Rua) in Hoan Kiem Lake, Khue Van Cac have had most votes.

Here are the reasons why this building won to represent to Hanoi Capital, Vietnam?

Khue Van Cac of Hanoi Temple of Literature
Khue Van Cac – Photo: @phuongg_uyeenn

Khue Van Cac is a symbol of eduational spirit of Vietnam.

Khue Van Cac locates inside Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Hanoi Temple of Literature) which was the first university of Vietnam.

When telling about this temple, Khue Van Cac is the most highlight which lives in the mind of Vietnamese people.

Choosing this construction means Hanoians want to respect and encourage the education, and the education is a core to develop the nation in the future.

Thus, Khue Van Cac is suitable for these meanings of the nation as well as the Vietnamese people.

Khue Van Cac carries traditional architecture of Vietnamese culture.

Khue Van Cac in Van Mieu
Photo: @bao_uyen__

This building was built in 1805 under Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945).

Khue Van Cac has 2 storeys and 8 roofs. The top storey was make of wood which is also to support clay tiles. Its four sides have round wooden doors.

The doors combines with their columbs, which looks like Sao Khue (Khue star), so this is called Khue Van Cac (it means the educational pavillion of stars).

And, near the top, there are Chinese characters calling “Khue Van Cac” – the name of this place.

Khue Van Cac has traditional syle of old buildings, small, simple, but beautiful. This style is a top feature of ancient Vietnamese architecture.

So, this building is the cultural, educational, traditional symbol of the Vietnamese.

 Khue Van Cac is easy to transform to use for marketing.

Khue Van Cac of Quoc Tu Giam
Photo: @annl_44

One of the main reason to select Khue Van Cac to become the symbol of Hanoi is that this construction is easy to transform into different styles.

It is able to be easier and convinient to print, re-size, or decorate on different materials and shapes, so this monument is great for marketing.

Since Khue Van Cac became the symbol of Hanoi, it is used to most of the marketing document around the city.

And, this symbol is a friendly photo which lives with the life of Hanoians.


Although Thap Rua (Turtle Tower) in Hoan Kiem Lake, One-pillar pagoda in the complex of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, and Thang Long Citadel have longer history, Khue Van Cac has enough characters to be selected to be Hanoi representative.

Khue Van Cac can carry educational spirit, combine traditional and modern style, improve the value of Hanoians.

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