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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 yesterday via mobile

Beautiful buildings. Lots of history. Admission by a small fee. We were apaches by English students to test their English language skills. Very pretty place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped off here today actually with our tour guide and I would have to say this way my favorite of the temples we visited . Lovely gardens which serve to join the separate temple complex’s . Have to pay to get in but as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eski701
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple or museum is a must for tourists. It reeks of Hanoi’s early history, the taped guides in my tile languages give a great overview of the entry, the period of residence and the path to becoming an early Vietnamese official. Beautifully kept, clearly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Temple of Literature was developed as a school well before people in the west had in fact heard of colleges, therefore it extends back rather a distance. Added to by successive Emperors. it is able to generate an incredible historic history together with simply...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A quiet, peaceful, tranquil, and serene enclave away from the busyness and noisy traffic of Hanoi. It links and venerates the Chinese philosophers to the culture, education, and scholarly evolution of Vietnam. The site documents the anecdotes and historical literature of Vietnamese over the centuries....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richardkhoo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Temple of Literature known as the first university of Vietnam. Dates back 1,000 years ago. It was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's Royalty and members of the elite. The universtity functioned for over 700 years . The university and gardens are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamesv678
Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is 1000 years old and incorporates Vietnam's first national university. It is dedicated to Confucius and has an interesting architecture with 5 courtyards. Probably would recommend an audio guide to understand better the philosophy of education which is behind the architecture. The gardens...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irmi C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide on this tour, else, i would have thought these are just boring temples. From beginning of the building until the end, there are interesting stories behind it. There is a sense of calm within the ancient...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nazguln2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day, and even then, the setting, the architecture, the grounds were inspiring. We would imagine it must be beautiful in warmer, sunny weather. A must stop for anyone visiting Ha Noi.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travellersareoui
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good for a short visit to learn about Vietnamese university history, how the first one started in the 11th century, etc. It was a bit crowded when I visited though, so it's not a great place to take a lot of photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 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.
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No, you don't need. Just wear casually