Educator Chu Van An was born in 1292 in Quang Liet commune, Thanh Dam district (now Thanh Liet village, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi).

To many Vietnamese, he is considered to be the "Eternal Teacher" or the model teacher for every generation. The shrine of Chu Van An is located on Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) mountain, in Van An ward, Chi Linh town, Hai Duong province.

Over many courses of restoration, Chu Van An shrine has become a complex of great magnitude and reverence, consisting of many architectural works.

The serene shrine complex sits quietly in the middle of the vast green of the pine forest. The “Eternal Teacher” headstone stands out, along with the gigantic calligraphic Chinese letter which means “study” on the entrance.

The elaborate, elegant shrine is how many generations of Vietnamese pay respect and gratitude to the honorable educator./.