Visit to Vietnam, July 2008 - foreignminister
Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith at the Temple of Literature, an historical icon of Hanoi. Built in 1073 as a Confucian temple, Van Mieu was the site of Vietnam’s first university (1076-1779) and the training ground for many of Vietnam’s educational and royal elite.

© Photographer: Dinh Chinh

Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith at the Temple of Literature, an historical icon of Hanoi. Built in 1073 as a Confucian temple, Van Mieu was the site of Vietnam’s first university (1076-1779) and the training ground for many of Vietnam’s educational and royal elite.

© Photographer: Dinh Chinh