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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 via mobile

This historic temple is a must see for visitors to Hanoi. It holds some stunning treasures and the architecture is well worth the visit too. It is of such importance in the history of education in Vietnam that it attracts large crowds, but visitors should...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Akumuk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple was part of our Tour. The temple of literature is a temple of Confucius In Hanoi. The temple was built in 1070 and was reconstructed during the Tran dynasty (1225-1400). I would suggest going with a tour guide or opt for the audio...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am glad we went to this Temple of Literature to understand the significance of it for the Vietnamese people. One of our waitresses at a hotel restaurant, Daisy, was saying that the Vietnamese people go here before sitting exams asking for a good result....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 142JanetH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple is one of my favorite places to visit in Hanoi: central, beautiful and of a small manageable size so you don’t feel sweaty and tired at the end. 1 hour is sufficient.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tenamydcanada
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with a tour guide who made it easy to follow the history. This institution was peaceful and enjoyable. Learned about Confucius and the many scholars of the Vietnamese culture. The exhibits are large and some are interactive where you can climb into the houses...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liz C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there with a guide from Hanoi kids. Got lots of info which made it interesting. Otherwise probably not much to it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnniK0210
Reviewed 2 days ago

Audio guide was easy to use. Calm And peaceful spot were one can learn about the influence of Confucious philosophy and education on Vietnamese culture

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SParound
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has a rich history being the first university in Vietnam. Lots of traditional items to see throughout the exhibit. The exhibit is very large and takes a bit of time to get through but you should be observing and enjoying it all the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HulaTim
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were taken around by our own guide who was most knowledgeable and gave us an insight into the history of the series of buildings. Interestingly, the names of the top scholars in first and second place were recorded on headstones erected in the grounds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lmo3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think this was my favourite sightseeing place in Hanoi! Enjoyed history of this place and it felt so peaceful there. Definitely must do! You’ll spend there a few hours without the tour guide. You can get audio tour if you wish.

Date of experience: March 2019
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September 25, 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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May 14, 2018|
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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