We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Temple of Literature & National University

Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour
More Info
and up
Half-Day Hanoi City Tour by Cyclo
More Info
and up
Cycling in Hanoi
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Write a ReviewReviews (8,372)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 5,461 reviews

Reviewed today

Visited one Sunday morning, along with hundreds of graduating students and their families! Beautiful buildings and a fascinating history. Spent some time listening to the traditional music and learning about the instruments and associated traditions. Great atmosphere and a chance to meet ordinary Vietnamese people...More

Thank Viking22210
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parts of the building were very ancient, really impressive. Interesting to learn more about the efforts to create an elite educated, learned class. The temple continues to be used for worship, adding to the serene and magical quality that sorround the temple grounds. It was...More

Thank ShiJay
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited as part of a tour. Is a very impressive and ancient site that is serene and inspiring to walk around. The temple parts are amazing and still used for worship which adds to the magical feeling of the place. Does get very busy as...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful and historical experience. To see how knowledge and wisdom is respected in this country is amazing. It was so interesting to see a university as old and respected as this! Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s worthwhile for visiting, just renovated. If possible with (student)guide for more in-depth info.

Thank Amparo D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a visit if you have time. We were disappointed with the lack of information as to the history and purpose of the Temple. It was 30,000 each to get in.

Thank LittleCurrant
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place with loads of history, definitely worth a visit. Was quite busy but still calmer than the rest of the city! It was 30,000 for entry but there is plenty to see.

Thank shankdubs
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really needed our Vietnamese guide. There weren't many plaques. Some were just in Vietnamese. Very impressed with the quality of the restoration. Interesting.

Thank triharder9990
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice architecture and helpful signs that indicate the purpose and style of each section. Quite cheap, but it doesn’t take long to walk through it. During off peak it might be nice to sit and stay for longer.

Thank Miss_HB_21
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful grounds, and monuments! Oldest university in Vietnam, and first medical school. It's very well maintained with a temple dedicated to the king who started this university and to Confucius.

Thank Lv2Teach
Nearby HotelsSee all 606 hotels in Hanoi
Viet Phuong
1 review
.16 km away
Hanoi Emotion Hotel
160 reviews
.20 km away
VMQ Hotel
1 review
.27 km away
HolidaysHanoi Hotel
1 review
.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
KOTO Van Mieu Training Restaurant
2,506 reviews
.17 km away
Le Hanoi Gourmet
154 reviews
.24 km away
130 reviews
.26 km away
Bar Betta
107 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)
880 reviews
.20 km away
Vietnam Military History Museum
1,329 reviews
.58 km away
Hanoi Flag Tower
448 reviews
.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
6 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
Google Translation
Peou P
2 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Wilson S | Reviewed this property |
I was there on Monday at mid day and the enterance fee was 30,000. It's worth it, possibly my favorite site in Hanoi. Very beautiful and totally worth it.