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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
Fee: Yes
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As soon as you walk into the temple there is a sense of calm and tranquility. Our guide Tuc was great and told us all the history which was so interesting. I really liked that... read more

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As soon as you walk into the temple there is a sense of calm and tranquility. Our guide Tuc was great and told us all the history which was so interesting. I really liked that mothers were taking their children their to pray for good marks. It is really well maintained and worth a visit. I hope you enjoy it... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Graduating students from University go here at take some photo ops wearing their toga before the actual graudation. As they believe it will bring luck in the next chapter of their lives. 😊

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place.The first university of Vietnam. Idols of their respected teachers are there.Nice architecture .

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Chester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent some time here taking lots of photographs if the gardens, altars and statues. There was a small entrance fee and we felt it was good value. We found a shady corner to sit and have some water during a hot day. The architecture was amazing and the altars were breathtaking. We loved the feel of the place, the... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful to walk around and see another cultural site in Hanoi. On the day we visited, there was a graduation taking place. So all the kids were dressed in traditional garb. There families were in attendance. So interesting to see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The buildings are beautiful, rich in details and colors. The visitors can admire several steles, statues, and other religious relics. However, there were a lot of people (mainly Vietnamese) when I visited the place so maybe don't expect to be in a quiet, zen temple.

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Broederstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

and join in with the students of all ages who sit in the beautiful grounds capturing the architectural marvels. Lovely peaceful atmosphere.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the Vietnamese first university, to remind the first bachelors and now it is like a museum of culture

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful and historic site to visit. But if you're lucky you might see classes of students having graduation photographs taken and on several occasions I have seen large groups of kindergarteners in their National costume looking so adorable. The colours and photographic opportunities are myriad

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an oasis of calm in the middle of Hanoi. It could have been a very interesting site with a long story to tell about cultural influences and the training of state administrators. But it is not. It is not even clear which buildings are original and which are newly rebuilt. (Some of the buildings at the back of... More 

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