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Temple of Literature & National University

Closed Now: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed today via mobile

A tranquil place, so contrasting with the neighbouring Old Quartet is worthy of visit. Situated in a park with rectangual artificial ponds, this former mediaeval university and Confucius' temple is famous of stone stelae carried by stone turtles, which represent the graduates' registry. The entrance...More

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Reviewed today

Literature is a tranquil spot located within the center of the bustling city. When you get there, you are able to really feel a solemn environment of serenity It's the blend of a temple structure and ancient faculty. This's something quite special in terms of...More

Thank Maire G
Reviewed yesterday

as it is clear from the name of this temple it is filled in with many symbolic statues and architecture, you would be amazed by Turtle Steles with the names of those successful at the royal exams. i think this temple really worth to visit

Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The temple of literature is a must to understand that young Vietnamese always wanted to learn. Even it's very crowded, the visitor can feel the past.

Thank Wolfram55
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely should go. A break from the mad rush of the city. Having a free college student as a tour guide is most helpful.

Thank Florence S
Reviewed yesterday

The temple was built in 1070 & it is featured on the back of the VND100,000 note. Built in 1070 with a layout following Confucius birthplace in China, the temple covers an area of 54,000 square metres filled with a statue of Confucius, stones turtles,...More

Thank Wildcat7400
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing architecture, beautiful gardens and informative English explanation boards make this a great place to spend an hour or so.

Thank Pamela Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this place with its design. People should rent the audio at the ticket counter to understand about its architecture and history

Thank ngo r
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Temple of Literature (Temple of Confucious) is an insight into Vietnamese history dating back to the Trần Dynasty. It has some wonderful architecture mainly in the Chinese style and deals mainly with Confusionism. Much is shown about the teachings of confucious and how the...More

1  Thank YakkaNobby
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An oasis of peace in Hanoi. This is a very nice and special academy filled in with tons of symbolic statues and architecture. Worth visiting to understand how important has been talent and education for Vietnamese

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September 25, 2018|
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Response from Vanessa F | 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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May 14, 2018|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
November 1, 2017|
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No, you don't need. Just wear casually