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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Pretty, historical site

The structures of the temple were picturesque and the history of the site is impressive. Go earlier in the day if you don't want a lot of other people with you. We went mid-day... read more

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Basehor, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an interesting and different temple because it incorporates the literature of Confucius with education for the "old school" elite of Vietnam as their first national university. It is made up of five courtyards and is one of the few remains of the original city. It is a place of respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The structures of the temple were picturesque and the history of the site is impressive. Go earlier in the day if you don't want a lot of other people with you. We went mid-day and it wasn't crowded but there was a steady stream of people. There were also a couple of school groups for graduation pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice things to see here and within walking distance, if you like to walk.. The food and drink places around here were also nice and cheaper than Old Quarter. And less hectic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of Hanoi , nicely "hidden" nice gardens, small praying buildings and the proofs how wise the people in old times have been. You can listen also to a local playing music Band, and buy some small souvenirs. Just also for small relaxing during/after a hectic day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were surprised of this place which used to be national university before. We met a lot of students there who came for wishing good examination and search information about history and practising English. Learning more about the education under feudalism as well as Confucianism are so interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful serene place to visit. History is amazing. A quiet place in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The day visited here was when the students were having their photo's taken so it made the visit here quite an experience as it was the temple of literature. We later was told that these pictures are taken at the start of student life and not the end. How true that is we are not sure. So it is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place to see very peaceful, but sometimes can be busy. You can stay their for long time. But maybe not always for everyone

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Just love walk around with my little girl must see and a fun walk, interesting history and culture. Grate for kids to run around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing oasis in this busy city.. Well restored and maintained Great history about education etc Lots information on walls in English. Very popular with local schools visiting..if you see a queue of school children or tourist bus full..walk away and pop back in an hour or so. Take your time to take it all in...lots photo opportunities.

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