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Temple of Literature & National University

Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited during Tet (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration), and it was full of families in their traditional ao dai. It was so beautiful! There was also an area set up where they were writing scrolls in Chinese for the new year.

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lot of fun for a leisurely stroll among the old buildings and gardens. You may see groups of young graduates from various places having class photos taken in this ancient shrine to higher learning.

Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take respite from the hooting bikes and petrol fumes in this lovely old temple. There are good explanations in English or take the audio tour. It won't take you very long to see it but you can sit in the gardens outside in peace. I...More

Thank hilarymunro
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the day after lunar new year so it was exceptionally busy . Despite this it made for a more interesting visit and introduction to local customs . The complex is deceptive in scale and there is much to view .

Thank Agmsoton
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful and tranquil oasis in the chaos of Hanoi. Wonderful old buildings in a lovely garden center. Interesting collection of plaques memorializing academic successes.

Thank Gregory P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My expectations of the Temple of literature was one of a beautiful, peaceful area in the middle of a chaotic city. Unfortunately the reality was far different. It was anything but relaxing when we went, in fact extremely busy! We wandered around but as it...More

Thank L_K1509
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly, perhaps don’t bother with the Audio Guide, especially if you have a good Vietnam guide book. The Temple of Literature is beautiful, a haven from the crazy streets of Hanoi and well worth a visit. Don’t miss it when in Hanoi.

Thank Traveller57England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A large complex, with a number of different areas,in which we spent about 90 minutes. Lovely to see some of the ancient Vietnamese culture, which we felt was in short supply in Hanoi!

Thank toby187
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everywhere is closed during Lunar New Year. This temple is busy and got lots of visitors. Very historic. Interesting!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

the first university in vietnam, it so old for Asian university, interesting place for visit at the Tet holiday

Thank Tuan A
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
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Casual uniform just fine here
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Response from Wilson S | Reviewed this property |
I was there on Monday at mid day and the enterance fee was 30,000. It's worth it, possibly my favorite site in Hanoi. Very beautiful and totally worth it.
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