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Temple of Literature & National University

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

This provides historical background for the origin of education and learning in Vietnam. The buildings are interesting and the evolution and integration of Confucius' teachings provides context.

Thank TravellingJSC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to admire and meditate for 10 min. Very accessible by walking. We did not found the fountain opened but other than that it was my favorite from Hanoi.

Thank Marius I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Temple where lots of students come to celebrate their graduation which makes a lively athmosphere. Entrance fee, souvenir shop and clean toilets.

Thank moniek_zijdemans
Reviewed 2 days ago

The university has a long history dating back to the 15th century. The buildings and temples within the university are a must see attraction.

Thank GrahamJubb
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the temple sanctuary in the heart of Hanoi City, and important historical and cultural sites. It is a Confucius Temple and was built in 11th century temple. Built in 1070 during the Emperor Ly Thanh Tong Dynasty. It establish been Vietnam‘s first National...More

1  Thank KianHian L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit need about 45 minutes to look round, and it's helpful to have a guide to give you an insight to the history, a lot of students having graduation photos when we were there

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple was built about one thousand years ago and was dedicated to Confucius. It was the location of Vietnam's first national university. There are various buildings with ornate decorations. People can make offerings to the Buddha statues inside. This site has a nice garden...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the Temple of Literature a week ago and what I enjoyed most is the temple's dedication to education. Most of the other temples I have been to have been beautiful, but majority exclusively have statues of gods and goddesses. What I loved about...More

Thank LaurenRoseAdams
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most famous temples in Hanoi. It’s indeed beautiful but a little too crowded with tourists. I prefer visiting some less famous temples, in the outskirts of Hanoi.

Thank BeatnikGirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

The very well preserved temple has gardens and very beautiful enclosures. Do not be alone with the visit to the temple, the surroundings also house a series of very diverse people. The entrance purchase is near the entrance on the left and costs 30.000 vn

Thank Travellers A
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
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Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
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Response from Wilson S | Reviewed this property |
I was there on Monday at mid day and the enterance fee was 30,000. It's worth it, possibly my favorite site in Hanoi. Very beautiful and totally worth it.