Basking in the silence of the Temple of Literature


Walk into Hanoi’s Temple of Literature and you will see flowers flooding the path on either side, decorating the garden in honour of the Vietnamese New Year, Tet.

Past the still lake, reflecting the grey sky above, a hidden room dressed in golds and reds appears.

Offerings are made here to the wise and revered scholar Confucius whilst followers gather around to pray, in this building established in 1070.

Tet in the Temple is a time to celebrate and a time to reflect, as Hannah Twiggs disovered.



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Hannah Twiggs

Hannah Twiggs is in her fourth and final year of Communications/Journalism at UQ, majoring in Public Relations. She is a passionate and enthusiastic journalist who has been given the incredible opportunity this year to travel with nine other Journalism students to Vietnam where she will be reporting about the cultural, social and economic growth of the country.

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