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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 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great guide for this and Ti was very knowledgeable. It was a place to see things from the past.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hanoi can be a little overwhelming at times. Anyone’s who’s tried to get from point A to point B by foot knows very well how daunting it can be to walk on the streets and try to cross busy intersections as cars and hondas whiz...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Originally built to be a centre of learning dedicated to the Chinese sage and scholar Confucius. Wander through the manicured gardens and admire the stone carvings and turtle steles which record the achievements of the nation’s first scholars. There are five courtyards to explore. Walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is an interesting place and worth it to visit, an outdoor and indoor complex with ancient architecture features. Famous with well established traditions in the past of teaching and appraising students. Devoted to Confucius and scholars. The audio guide is worth using.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Danila_Jorgi
Reviewed 3 days ago

UNESCO heritage place. Old university and Confucius temple. Don’t miss tortoise statues. The history of the Temple began in 11th century.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You don’t realise how old Hanoi is until you visit this: the Confucius temple where the (only) male scholars studied in this higher learning institution only 10 years after the Battle of Hastings took place in England. Amazing buildings, sculpture and a real sense of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicholle2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an educational, beautiful, intriguing experience. I highly recommend wearing comfortable footwear, because there are about 5 courtyards to explore. The campus informs you about the history of this temple which began around 1070 and is still an institution of learning. I was informed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JllesBee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the peace here; it's a beautiful place to walk round. Very interesting artefacts and stunning buildings including a temple.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NCH777
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful lake in the middle of Hanoi city. With the trees willowing the pathway and the cool climate on winter season in Hanoi. We have been able to walk all around the lake passing through the red bridge and the old temple inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tourist89506
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is one of the most beautiful attractions in Hanoi and also key to understanding the early history of Vietnam. Completely recommend the audio guide to grasp the importance of this place.

Date of experience: January 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.
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually