Hanoi’s Temple of Literature shows signs of deterioration
  • By Huu Nghi | | April 12, 2017 11:00 PM
The Temple of Literature is one of the most important historical sites in Hanoi but it is showing signs of severe deterioration.


The over 900-year-old site

Four pillars of Khue Van Pavilion are dented and chipped





Many decorative parts of the pavilion look like they can collapse anytime

The wooden panels are also cracked and broken after so many years


The Three Passage Gate with decorative dragons, leading to the temple inside


The gate also suffers from severe damage



Dai Thanh Gate


The walls of the temple built since 17th and 18th centuries are tilting

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