Exhibition highlights Vietnam's imperial examinations

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At the exhibition (photo: VNA)
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NDO - An exhibition on Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) and the Vietnamese imperial examinations was opened at the An Giang Province Museum on August 11.

The event, which is being jointly held by the An Giang Province Museum and the Centre for Scientific and Cultural activities of Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, will run until September 11.

With 80 photos, documents and items on display, the exhibition introduces to the public an overview of the formation and development of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi and 82 stone steles recognised as a Global Memory of the World Programme, as well as introducing the history of the Vietnamese imperial examinations.

The Vietnamese imperial examinations had a long tradition going back to 1075 and continuing for some 1,000 years later. Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam is the place where the names and birthplaces of the laureates of imperial examinations were preserved.

At the exhibition, the public also has access to images and documentation on the architecture of Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam and architectural artefacts excavated at the old foundations of Quoc Tu Giam in 1998.

The exhibition is an opportunity for An Giang Province Museum to promote the unique cultural heritage of Hanoi and to raise public awareness on preserving their national cultural identity.