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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 19 November 2011

I recommend joining an organized tour of Hanoi so you get the most out of your visit.

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Liked: It seemed to be some sort of graduation day and there were dozens of students all wearing suits and beautiful dresses. The buildings and Stelae were impressive. A good place for a picnic

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

We visited the temple on the graduation day of many Vietnamese students. The ladies were dressed in the traditional Ao Dai and the men in suits and were taking many, many photos of one another - very interesting to see! It would have been beneficial...More

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank KelseyLauren
Reviewed 19 November 2011

11th century chinese temple and also the university. Interesting!

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Beautiful Confucian temple. You could spend hours here if you wanted to meditate in the gardens. There are some interesting gift shops by the main temple.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Very interesting settings. The sculptures in the temple (at the end) are very interesting). We where lucky enough to run into "Graduation Day" and all the kids were dressed up taking pictures of each others-beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank Heloguy77
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Very relaxing, quiet place to visit. Also one of the only places you won't be hassled by street vendors. Very picturesque

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank soundslikemarie
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Lovely architecture, built in 1071, impressive... A perfect place to steal a couple of hours of peace from the chaos of Hanoi. Gave you an idea of the grace and tradition of that period, worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank itchyfeet1965
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Very interesting but felt more information in English would have been of benefit.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank yayatofive
Reviewed 15 November 2011

had chinese characters on stone tablets but rather boring in our opinion.

Date of experience: November 2011
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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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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