January 1, 2016

Temple of Literature in Ha Noi

The Temple of Literature in Ha Noi is the site of Viet Nam's first university, founded in 1070. It contains a series of gates that graduates pass through after different levels of graduation. The first gates are for graduates with bachelor's degrees, then there are gates for PhD students, and finally there is a section for PhD graduates and professors to provide wise council to the kings. When Ben graduates with her PhD from Australia, the city council of Ha Noi will have a ceremony for Ben at the Temple of Literature to recognise that she is a citizen with a PhD.
The first gate for graduates with bachelor's degrees
The gate that graduates with a PhD pass through
Turtle steles containing the names of graduates with PhDs (the earliest is from 1070)
A statue of the first teacher who graduated a PhD student