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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 4 days ago

There isn't much to see at all, we were in and out within 20 minutes. I wouldn't recommend wasting your time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tinkerbell539
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the more interesting sights in Hanoi. Large 'temple' complex where Vietnamese students graduate and have good luck services. It was very busy on the Sunday we went with smiling groups of smartly dressed school children taking part in ceremonies. We walked from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hanoi traffic can be overwhelming and very noisy. This place offers tranquility in the middle of the “chaos”. Fine park with temples. Absolutely worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank larsvosstoft
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bit disappointed , the courtyards are just that = courtyards. The Confuscioun temple is dedicated to early followers and teachers after Confusciu.s

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sandflopper j
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you haven't been to many temples before you might like this place but it is nothing special. It was pretty crowded when we were there, mainly with students getting their group photos done before the exams. Given the choice between this or Train street...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bezi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful and serene garden and ancient buildings in the heart of Hanoi. It is a relic of an ancient past when the buildings housed the first university and was dedicated to learning and recognizing the achievements of its alumni. It's still used as a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting artifacts and scenery through the grounds of this temple. Very cheap, just a few $. Very easy to walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joan D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Named the Temple of Litterature but in fact the oldest university in Vietnam. Walk around and enjoy the different pagodas.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short tour and easily accessible. Our guide was able to give us a great history lesson and guidance through. Not the most significant temple but worth a quick look.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sherreedalton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found a visit to this place, very interesting. We had a prebooked tour with guide, this was good as we learnt so much more about the temple. Worth a visit if in Hanoi.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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15 May 2018|
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Response from MichaelN779 | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
1 November 2017|
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually