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Temple of Literature & National University

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Quoc Tu Giam Street | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Hanoi is a large and growing city. It can be pretty confusing and quite the experience, especially if you don't speak the language. That said, the Temple of Literature is both well maintained and easy to visit. They provide audio tours and have French and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are interested in history, it might be a good place to visit. It tells you the history of the scholar and the 3 kings that have rule Vietnam.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was 30,000 vnd to get in, so it is not bad at all to visit. If you are into history, this is a good place to go see about how literature evolves then to now^^.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HiSophie4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First university and nowadays it’s a temple. Very historic and beautiful place. Many students come to pray for their exams. And also many tourists visit every single day. But I think it should be improved the way to keep this place for future. Don’t make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were very impressed with this complex the most beautiful flowers and bonsai outside and the inside was beautiful I certainly would recommend visiting this site

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Temple of Literature holds Vietnam's first national university and is still very popular among scholars. On our visit there, we saw a group of students who have just graduated

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great guide for this and Ti was very knowledgeable. It was a place to see things from the past.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hanoi can be a little overwhelming at times. Anyone’s who’s tried to get from point A to point B by foot knows very well how daunting it can be to walk on the streets and try to cross busy intersections as cars and hondas whiz...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Originally built to be a centre of learning dedicated to the Chinese sage and scholar Confucius. Wander through the manicured gardens and admire the stone carvings and turtle steles which record the achievements of the nation’s first scholars. There are five courtyards to explore. Walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is an interesting place and worth it to visit, an outdoor and indoor complex with ancient architecture features. Famous with well established traditions in the past of teaching and appraising students. Devoted to Confucius and scholars. The audio guide is worth using.

Date of experience: January 2019
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26 September 2018|
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Response from vanessaf7 | Reviewed this property |
I have always visited it earlier in the day and when I went pass it around 6pm it was closed. Your best bet is to schedule your visit a bit earlier in the afternoon and go for dinner around that area when you are finished... More
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Response from MichaelN779 | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
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No, you don't need. Just wear casually