The Temple of Literature was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong to honour those of high academic achievement.
Vietnam’s first university was established here 6 years later…
I think these photos were taken inside the Thai Hoc courtyard within the temple.
Later that night, we were taken to Nha Hang Banh Tom Ho Tay (shrimp cake restaurant).
The shrimps were tiny and horrendously soaked in oil… these cool cucumbers provided a lovely crisp cut-through.
Bryan also had some fried corn… in which he sneaked off a couple sharing our table.
And… this is where I slept that night! 🙂
Nha Hang Banh Tom Ho Tay
Shrimp cake restaurant
Tel: +84 (04) 8293737
Holidays Hanoi Hotel
27 Quoc Tu Giam Street, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (04) 7474106