Tran Quoc Pagoda – Sketch


My first sketch in Vietnam – Entrance to Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi. It is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and dates back to the 6th century. On the grounds of Tran Quoc is a Bodhi Tree taken as cutting of the original tree in Bodh Gaya , India under which the Buddha sat and achieved enlightenment. The gift was made in 1959, marking the visit of the Indian president.

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Temple of Literature – Sketching in Hanoi / Vietnam


The Temple Of Literature – Hanoi – It is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi / Vietnam built in 1070 dedicated to sages and scholars. It was Vietnam’s first university or Imperial Academy. It remained open till 1779.

It was amazing to sit there and sketch, a beautiful and peaceful place, sat by a red window, the red is so deep and beautiful ! As people came by to pray , give their respects.
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