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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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Historical site in vietnam

We spent an hour visiting this temple. Lots to explore in the grounds with old literature and figures.As it happened they had a ceremony with music.Its a functional temple in... read more

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cannes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our two guides from HanoiKids took us to this temple and explained all the details which made it very interesting. It's well kept and very nice to just walk around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent an hour visiting this temple. Lots to explore in the grounds with old literature and figures.As it happened they had a ceremony with music.Its a functional temple in addition to seeing students graduating in their gowns. Really worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to see; interesting history. Great people watching. I thought we would be touring an actual museum. This was more in the order of s temple.

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CuriousTraveler007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We explored the Temple of Literature by ourselves with notes from a book; there are no explanations inside (or very minimal) and to understand the significance of this place it is better to come with some background info. The history of this place goes back to the first Vietnam university in 1070s, and it has a fascinating history. Worth a... More 

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Solihull uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here as part of a party from Viking so it was great to have a guide to inform us of the importance of this place. Quite busy with both foreign and Vietnamese. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A restored chinese 'university' (Place of learning). OK for what it is. Would be very hot in Summer (we went in Feb)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The literature temple is a very special place in Hanoi. There are several smaller temples located in this area. Also make sure to visit the lake opposite the temple- When we visited there were calligraphy painters there, which was beautiful to look at. Also, the Museum of Fine Arts is close to the exit of the temple of Literature and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very knowledgeable guide which is essential for a proper understanding. A fascinating glimpse of Vietnam's literary history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We explored the Temple of Literature by ourselves with a guidebook. Some kind of guide or book is essential to get the most out is a visit as there is very little explanation inside of everything you will see. This is a very important cultural and historical site to visit. Even if you are not big on temple/museum visits on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked here from Westlake in the lovely spring weather (wouldn't do that in June though). It was quite busy with both Vietnamese and foreign tourists milling around. Many of the descriptions were given in French and English as well as Vietnamese but not all so there were parts we weren't sure what we were looking at. Given where the entrance... More 

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