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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

If you get the chance please go and have a walk around we were lucky we had a guide explaining everthing to us if was very very interesting

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barbara T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our student tour guide through Hanoi Free Tour Guides took us here. It cost d30,000 per person, and the cost was well worth it. Beautiful courtyards that mixed spirituality with academics, symbolism with intellectual pursuit. There was a peacefulness to the area that made it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well organised and cared for, this extensive site has something to feed the soul, the mind, or just those longing for a piece of tranquility. There is a small cafe, and good toilets. There are tour groups but they don’t linger. We saw some people...More

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

A beautiful and peaceful temple, we were lucky enough to visit around tet so there was a lot going on and many people visiting in their finery. The gardens and pretty and just opposite there is a lake which is also worth a visit.

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

Was expecting another 'temple' but this a delightful oasis in the middle of the city. Gardens are joy, and the history is moving.

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

Nice visit. Could buy audio for additional charge. Had nice restrooms. Need appropriate clothing to enter. Children under 15 are free. Adults 30,000 dong.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was Vietnam's first university, constructed in 11th century. It will be of intrest if you are knowledgeable and interested in Confucius.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dilip P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Students visit the temples to pray for good grades. The day we visited they were hosting a festival of poetry in the grounds with poets from all over the world showcasing their work. The grounds were beautifully decorated for the lunar new year. Unless you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this as part of a city tour. Really good to see the courtyards and areas used by students over the years and hear stories of confucious method. Exams were obviously very tough as evidenced by small number of passes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank srablair
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Place where all the students go to pray to get good grades and finish a school. Everyone, including students, need to pay an entrance fee, though. It seems that an education in this country is not for free.

Date of experience: February 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