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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Five Gates, and a few shops, welcome you into the fold of Confucius whose image sits in the final hall. Don't forget to explore- you can climb stairs for a view. Nicely done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Five Gates, and a few shops, welcome you into the fold of Confucius whose image sits in the final hall. Don't forget to explore- you can climb stairs for a view. Nicely done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Temple of Literature is a Confucian Temple and the location of the first university in Vietnam. A beautiful series of courtyards with temples, statues and some wonderful orchids. Be careful not to exit too early as there is an exit halfway.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We liked the entrance arches and it was it was good to see an actual graduation taking place. It was interesting to learn about the history of the building but not a must see monument for us

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple is a large complex where you can enjoy different traditional sacred artifacts and the gardens and flowers adorning each courtyard. Take your time to stroll around, meditate about life and watch families attending and children running around. Feel happiness of humankind

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful old Temple where the children of Royalty and other important persons were educated in the culture and literature of Vietnam. The shrines are colorful and authentic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds and buildings are beautiful, as is the story behind the more than 1000 year old temple. I highly recommend visiting while in Hanoi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit these temple and museum helps to understand the vietnamise culture Located in the center of Hanoi is easy to reach

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The massive amount of people really does make it seem much less like a historical temple. You just wanna get in and leave. I walked in a line of tourists. Like queuing up to buy something. Nothing quite amazing is at the end either.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the more interesting places in Hanoi. It is ancient and gives a good sense of how the mandarins were educated. Worth a visit, but use a guide, as there's not much signage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a literature instructor, I just had to go! And I was not disappointed. Interesting temple layout that caught my attention. Found it much more interesting than the Ho Chi Minh complex stuff that we saw earlier in the afternoon. Some of what we saw, according to our guide, was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French. But, now it... More 

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