Currently, Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám is an attractive cultural tourist destination, making strong contributions to the overall development of the capital city as well as the country. Every day, this special national heritage site welcomes numerous international and domestic tourists for sightseeing, learning, and experiences, thanks to a variety of cultural activities and events that take place here.

    Let's review some prominent cultural events that took place in march at Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám

     Offering Incense for Study Promotion is one of the activities organized at Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám  for students from various educational levels in Hanoi and other provinces. These incense offering ceremonies, held in a solemn and sacred atmosphere at the heritage site, not only help students understand more about the historical, cultural, and valuable educational values ​​of the site but also contribute to preserving, promoting, and spreading the precious traditions of the Vietnamese people, such as respecting teachers, remembering one's roots, the spirit of learning, and valuing talents. The study promotion incense offering activity particularly attracts students and teachers in the early months of the year, after the Lunar New Year.


    On March 15 at Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám, the opening ceremony of the "Polish Corner" Exhibition and the Workshop "Reflections on Culture: Watercolor Workshop with Polish Masters" took place. The event featured Mr. Aleksander Surdej, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland, along with international and domestic guests. Of special note was the participation of watercolor master artists from Poland: Minh Dam, Artur Gołębiowski, Dariusz Płecha, and over 30 artists from various provinces in Vietnam. Inspired by the rich architecture of Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám in Hanoi, the event provided participants with rich and educational experiences. This collaboration not only promoted the art of watercolor painting but also strengthened the bilateral relationship between Poland and Vietnam. The event opened up opportunities for cultural exchanges and mutual appreciation among artistic talents from both countries.


    On March 16, the International Watercolor Painting Exhibition "Colors of Culture" opened with over 200 watercolor paintings by artists from 22 countries and territories such as Poland, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the UK, Canada, France, and more. The exhibition harmoniously combined artistic shades reflecting the diverse cultures globally, where art transcends language barriers to engage in a visual dialogue. It was considered the largest watercolor painting exhibition in Vietnam to date, contributing to the development of Vietnamese Fine Arts. This international exhibition at the heritage site attracted significant attention from domestic and international media and tourists.


    On March 26, during his official visit to Vietnam, the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Mr. Jussi Halla-aho, visited Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám. He was deeply impressed by the beauty of the ancient architectural structures nestled under the ancient trees here. He spent a long time admiring the beauty of the Courtyard of Sage, the Well of Heavenly Clarity, and other architectural works. Before leaving, the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland recorded his impressions after the tour in the guestbook at Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám.



     On March 27, the special national heritage site, Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám, had the honor of welcoming US Congressman Roger Wayne Marshall and his delegation for a visit. Congressman Marshall was impressed by the scholarly tradition of the Vietnamese people. Particularly, during this visit, he and his delegation experienced traditional calligraphy at Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám.


    On the morning of March 30, the art exhibition "Ngũ Hình" by 5 artists: Ngô Hùng Cường, Trường Thịnh, Bùi Hải Nam, Phạm Duy Quỳnh, Trần Minh Tuấn, opened at the Thái Học courtyard. The exhibition with 24 artworks drew inspiration from the crystallization of human behavior with the environment based on the harmony and balance of the Yin-Yang - Five Elements principle. The authors vividly expressed emotions through materials like lacquer, silk, ink, natural colors on Dó paper, Bản paper, creating a harmony within the traditional cultural flow in contemporary life.



    The events at Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám in the past month have enriched cultural and artistic activities not only at the heritage site but also in Hanoi as a whole. These meaningful events contribute to promoting the cultural heritage values of the nation to the world, as well as preserving and promoting the heritage values of our ancestors, making the heritage site more vibrant and attracting the interest of the younger generation.






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