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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Very touristy area

Well I would strongly advice to go there with a guide who can tell about this place. I went there alone and felt quite lost between lots of tourists and I had basically not a clue... read more

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing oasis in this busy city.. Well restored and maintained Great history about education etc Lots information on walls in English. Very popular with local schools visiting..if you see a queue of school children or tourist bus full..walk away and pop back in an hour or so. Take your time to take it all in...lots photo opportunities.

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Hermsdorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well I would strongly advice to go there with a guide who can tell about this place. I went there alone and felt quite lost between lots of tourists and I had basically not a clue whats this place about.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A calming oasis amidst the Hanoi bustle and beeps, combined with interesting history and important symbolism. Very close to the art museum and some good restaurants. Walking distance to Lenin's statue and even HCM museum

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place where it will be better to visit with a tour guide with you to story tell throughout the visit to help you appreciate the place better. If not much time onhand, you can consider giving it a miss.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and worth a trip, but it seems more space was dedicated to squeezing in spaces selling tacky souvenirs than anything educational. If pushed for time in Hanoi, drop this one off the list and take more time to take in all that happens around Hoan Kiem Lake, then go across town to see Uncle Ho's Mausoleum and the neighbouring... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the site of an ancient royal university. It is interesting not only from an architectural perspective but also from a historical one. Make sure to view the tombstones of the those who studied there...pay attention to the faces of the animals, as they tell a story about those buried there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

awesome place to walk around and explore all the nooks and crannies and then chill under a shady tree .. especially in the back is quieter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another amazing historical site in Hanoi city. Would suggest a guide to ensure you receive the best insight to just how old and interesting this place is .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple dates back to 1070 AD where students were taught lessons in Confucianism, literature and poetry. The attraction was the 82 giant stone tortoises meant to symbolize wisdom. There were names of the best students engraved on the tablets. In the temple, were statutes of Confucius and his disciples.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This large complex has a fair amount to see, aside from a lot of the similar architecture to other places of historical interest there are some nice exhibits on the scholars and much of it has been translated. A small enclosed pretty lake and other bits and bobs to see makes this very good value, it was very wet in... More 

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