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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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What a delight

A delightful visit especially seeing hundreds of young graduates celebrate their success at the temple.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent venue to understand Vietnamese culture and history. Step through the evolution of Vietnamese education. Must see while in Hanoi

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a rare and beautiful example of a traditional Vietnamese architecture, it's well preserved and has stelaes erected to record names and achievements of exceptional scholars. Gardens are amazing, too. We got there when they were preparing for a Gala dinner and ladies were all wearing traditional dresses. Was very special! Love it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A delightful visit especially seeing hundreds of young graduates celebrate their success at the temple.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was almost no information in any other language than Vietnamese which made it seem like "just another pagoda". It's okay cheap to enter. 30 for adults and 15 with student card. It's something to do if you need to kill time but it's not a very informative museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oldest university! Quite nice that names of students who passed the exam, the subjects, AND the names of the teachers were engraved in stones that sit on the backs of stone turtles. We witnessed a group of college students who were graduating in education. That timing added to the experience. They were in Vietnamese dress, then put on their caps... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No literature, as I consider what is literature, but it does offer several displays. Why not stop in and look around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

this place is the first university of hanoi . now it's just a temple . and there are so many symbol that is for vietmanes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here twice and I enjoy the history and splendor of this sprawling complex which was and still is very important to the intellectual sphere in Vietnam.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well presented and well preserved. This was an enjoyable afternoon and we really recommend it. There is a local tradition where school graduates attend to have their photo taken as part of their passing out. All goes to create an atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful temple to wander around. Made special by the multitude of students gathering for graduation photos. This is clearly a special place for the students.

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