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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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USD 70.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour
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Half-Day Hanoi City Tour by Cyclo
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Many students in Ao dai

It's quite crowded in November when many students come here to take the picture before they leave the university or college. Maybe you can't find any quiet space for you that you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful buildings and temple make this a must visit place. I cannot believe the people who have mentioned that their enjoyment of their visit was ruined by the amount if graduating students! For us, the sheer enjoyment of so many young people celebrating a real achievement in their lives added immensely to our memories!

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Nilai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is Hanoi's first University.. good site to visit to know a little more about Vietnam's history.. there were numerous graduation ceremonies when we were here and we enjoys seeing the graduates in their national AoDai costume.

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Thank Aileen A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dissapointed with our tour of this place as it was overcrowded with graduating students. Could not see a thing.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's quite crowded in November when many students come here to take the picture before they leave the university or college. Maybe you can't find any quiet space for you that you think you might have when you go to a history site at this time of the year.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We admired that this ancient chinese style temple is well preserved throughout these ages. This is an authentic chinese style temple which is difficult to find even in the Mainland China today as the temples there are becoming very commercial.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's totally worth any inconvenience there may be, please go here if you like temples at all. The admission is quite reasonable. The bathrooms are clean, souvenirs are also reasonably priced. I easily walked here from the old quarter.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were many attractions inside the temple. If fortunate, graduate students and young & beautiful Vietnamese ladies who were celebrating their graduation can be spotted.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an ancient building and compound. There is a great deal to learn about how the local education system works

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's clean, peaceful, full of what appeared to be like minded tourists. In a chaotic city, this is a perfect place to wander though and enjoy. It's for sure worth visiting.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was there first university in Vietnam. We enjoyed the history and buildings. It was a very interesting visit.

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