Temple of Literature & National University

Temple of Literature & National University, Hanoi

Temple of Literature & National University

Temple of Literature & National University
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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TimNg
Hanoi, Vietnam6 contributions
Nov. 2021
Definitely a must visit during your time in Hanoi.
I think it should be named "The First Univerity of Vietnam" instead of "temple of literature" which is literally translated.
Written 29 November 2021
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michellekop
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Aug. 2021
Your visit to Hanoi will not be full if you dont visit the Temple of literature. Such an amazing place with precious history, culture and structure. The visit took us 1.5 hour to explore the place to the fullest
Written 13 September 2021
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines105 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
I love my visit in the temple of literature it’s one of the most historic place in the whole of Hanoi you’ll be able to see the writings of Confucius with Buddhist religion and old architectures.
Written 1 September 2021
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Kelvin Hoyer
15 contributions
Jan. 2020
A precious historical relic in Hanoi to learn about the history and culture of Vietnam since 10th century. Love it!
Written 31 December 2020
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Rose123456
Hanoi, Vietnam3 contributions
Jan. 2020
Very nice architecture where we enjoyed time to work around in this old university which have very nice pavilion, stone turtles. we feed very peaceful to be here a while. It's not too fare from my hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
Written 29 December 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Jan. 2020
Welcome to the "Temple of Literature" ("Van Miêu") and to the "Imperial Academy" ("Quóc Tù Giám")! The temple dates from 1070, was built during the reign of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông and dedicated to Confucius and famous scholars. The academy dates from 1076 and was the very first and largest university in Vietnam until 1779. Visit its pavilions, gates, courtyards, gardens, ponds and altars! The courtyards are numbered from one to five. The first two ("Dai Trung Môn" and "Khuê Vân Các") include gates and beautiful gardens. At the third courtyard ("Thien Quang"), a nice pond known as the "Well of Heavenly Clarity". The fourth couryard ("Dai Thàn Môn") houses the "Hall of Ceremonies" and the "Sanctuary to Confucious". Finally, at the fifth courtyard, the grounds of the "Imperial Academy" ("Quóc Tù Giám") and altars honoring famous professors (on the ground floor) and ancient kings (at the upper floor). Unmissable at any visit to Hanoi! Belore going, check visiting hours (as they may change seasonally) and dress properly for a temple. Enjoy!
Written 14 November 2020
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Veronica Morra
Da Lat, Vietnam300 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Solo
I spent several hours at this Temple and it was a totally wonderful experience. Highly recommend it.
Written 25 October 2020
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Frances L
United Kingdom263 contributions
Mar. 2020
We spent nearly two hours here looking around. This is Hanoi's first university and a wonderful example of Vietnamese architecture. Four or five courtyards, many buildings, museums, treasurers and shrines to explore.
Written 30 July 2020
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Abbie
14 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
A must sightseeing visit in Hanoi, the audio guide helps you understand the culture of Vietnamese people and also the history of education... A very tranquil and special place.
Written 17 July 2020
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Pedro Raffainer
Madrid, Spain18 contributions
Nov. 2019
A must visit. Temple dedicated to Confucius. The temple also hosts the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first National University. In my opinion, this is the most beautiful temple in Hanoi.
Written 24 June 2020
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