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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

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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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
1  Thank kartor
Reviewed 4 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 4 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
Thank 785jankak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Temple of Literature & National University Hanoi Worth A Visit 652283458 Good, however, not great. A profound environment that covers the finer aspects of man and his development into a refind thinker, academic and leader amongst things. Old knowledge is being lost to the annals...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a nice site very well maintened and organized, only problem most of it is a reproduction, not original.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J6383JGmarcop
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What is notable about this place is that the Imperial Academy (aka the 1st university in Vietnam) is also located in the Temple complex. The Academy is located in the 5th courtyard. It consists of 2 main pavilions and a secondary pavilion on each side....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank abetv_2020
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the highlights of Hanoi, it takes about 1.5-2 hours to see everything properly. I would recommend taking a tour so you know exactly what you're looking at and more about the history, otherwise it's a bit of a maze and could be a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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erin464
26 September 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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Libby A
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Response from MichaelN779 | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
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