‘Khue Van Cac’ chosen as symbol of Hanoi

The fourth session of the 13th National Assembly on November 21 passed the Capital Law in which ‘Khue Van Cac’ (Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature) in Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) was chosen as the official symbol for Vietnam’s capital   Hanoi.

At the session, 77.31 percent of National Assembly deputies agreed to ‘Khue Van Cac’ as the symbol for Hanoi, while 14.86 percent disagreed and 1.81 percent chose white votes.

Khue Van Cac (Photo: internet)

The National Assembly Standing Committee argued that choosing of Hanoi’s symbol was based on many elements and criteria. The symbol must be close to Hanoi’s history of establishment and development.

According to the committee, Khue Van Cac deserves to be Hanoi’s symbol since it reflects the country’s ancient culture as well as ensures aesthetic qualities. Moreover, Hanoi has also used the image of Khue Van Cac as its symbol for years and the image has been accepted and respected by nationals as well as international friends.

Earlier, in the process of drafting the law, there were mixed opinions on places to choose as the capital city’s symbol.

Some deputies suggested famous traditional and popular spots like Ho Hoan Kiem (Sword Lake), Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda) or Cot Co (Hanoi Flag Tower) as Hanoi’s symbol.

However, the majority suggested ‘Khue Van Cac’--part of Vietnam’s first university Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam as the traditional symbol of eagerness of Vietnamese people to study.

Translated by MT

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