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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 today via mobile

We visited on a rainy day, and even then, the setting, the architecture, the grounds were inspiring. We would imagine it must be beautiful in warmer, sunny weather. A must stop for anyone visiting Ha Noi.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travellersareoui
Reviewed today

Good for a short visit to learn about Vietnamese university history, how the first one started in the 11th century, etc. It was a bit crowded when I visited though, so it's not a great place to take a lot of photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jester0479
Reviewed today via mobile

This is probably a must-see for most tourists to Hanoi. I enjoyed my tour and the thorough explanations of my private guide. If you want to understand the history of higher education in Vietnam, and see ancient architecture, notably the Chinese influence, then make sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the thousand year old historical university in Hanoi. Entry is VND30K and additional VND50K for the audio guide. The audio guide provides a comprehensive history of the place as well as the educational framework. The site has been restored and maintained well. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GAHT1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nothings beats the experience of walking around the lake at weekends with all the locals when the streets were closed to the traffic. That’s the real life experience of Hanoi. From street food, street performers to street dances, you will love the scene. Don’t miss...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heguangz
Reviewed yesterday

We were told it was a must-see, it is not .. like much of older historical value in Vietnam, it is there, but not so much conserved or explained well. It is pleasant, peaceful and has some interesting artifacts, but nothing exists in a context...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Previous_Tony_1486
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Temple of Literature was stunning, educational and a great way to learn the history of Hanoi. We came when it was raining, but we didn’t let that ruin our fun! We walked to the Temple from the old quarter which was a bit of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stephaniewalden1992
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very frankly, I got some good shots over here but probably did not get to know much about it. Maybe you require a very good guide to bring out the beauty of such place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hardvision
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Going through the temple was really cool and I learned a lot of history and about religion in Vietnam. We went through with the audio guide and that was fascinating. I would recommend if you like history and pretty architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 0831alyssam
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take your time. Many things to explore and look at it. The worshipers are mixed with the tourists and there is a lot of tourists! This is too the first university in Vietnam.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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