Centuries-old Confucius temple in Hue awaits restoration

Lying on the bank of Huong (Perfume) River in Hue, the Temple of Literature was constructed in 1808 under the reign of King Gia Long, the first of the Nguyen Dynasty, to worship Confucius, a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period who is traditionally considered the paragon of Chinese sages.

Confucius’s teachings and philosophy underpin East Asian culture and society, remaining influential across China and East Asia to this day.

Inside the relic, the Nguyen court erected stone steles engraved with the names and hometowns of nearly 300 doctors.

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