Did you know?

This site is best viewed in Firefox or Chrome
We have 15+1 policy.
If you have group of more than 15 tourists, please contact our sale executive for price
We will send you tour contract, invoice, tour and hotel voucher with company's stamp and signature of person in charge.
We will request you to deposit minimum amount of tour cost
We have easy online payment
We will send our representative to see you at the hotel on the first day
We have been recommended by more than 10 000 foreign tourists and travel partners.
We will send you Vietnam useful information before traveling to Vietnam
We can arrange additional accommodations and tailor the itinerary to fit your schedule and budget
We have online support by friendly staff

You are here:      Home Information Culture
Paper Figures of Doctoral laureates
tiensygiayDuring the Mid-Autumn season, markets, parties, and homes display paper figures of successful students at the highest royal administrative examination. This tradition relates to the tough selection of Confucian scholars for the king's administration.

During Viet Nam's dynastic period, students who had completed ten years of study took part in the provincial examination (thi Huong), which were held every three years. Those who passed with high marks were called cử nhân, and those with lower marks were called tú tài. The Tu tai and those who failed had to wait for the next exam, whereas the Cu nhan continued their studies another three years to participate in the Metropolitan Examination (Thi Hoi). Those with high marks took part in the Highest Imperial Examination (Thi Dinh). Those who passed the thi Đình were called Doctoral Laureate (Tien Sy). Those who came in first were called Trang Nguyen ; those who came in second, Bang nhan ; and third, Tham hoa

In preparation for Mid-Autumn Tet, many children make a "doctoral laurate" out of paper to express their hope of succeeding in their studies.

5 steps to book Vietnam tour

1. Send us your tour request
2. Be responded by travel consultant
3. Finalize the itinerary
4. Pay the deposit and pack your bags
5. Enjoy Vietnam Tour with Vietnam Heritage Travel