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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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It was an eye opener, we always refer to Confucius and refer to his quotes, this time were educated on his leanings at the Temple of Literature.

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was an eye opener, we always refer to Confucius and refer to his quotes, this time were educated on his leanings at the Temple of Literature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is one of my favorite place in Hanoi. I love the architecture here. It's a quiet and peaceful place, a good getaway from hustle and bustle life except October to the end of December. At that time, students from all universities in Hanoi come here to take photos. As the first national university in Vietnam, it's considered as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Temple of Literature is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi. History of this temple is impressive. The temple hosts the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The temple is located... More 

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When entering the Temple of Literature you are immediately aware of the calmness and beauty of your surroundings - you can not think that you are in the center of the city. The gardens are calming and inviting. Walking through each gate you get drawn more into the calmness and beauty of your surroundings as well as the culture and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an interesting and different temple because it incorporates the literature of Confucius with education for the "old school" elite of Vietnam as their first national university. It is made up of five courtyards and is one of the few remains of the original city. It is a place of respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.... More 

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The structures of the temple were picturesque and the history of the site is impressive. Go earlier in the day if you don't want a lot of other people with you. We went mid-day and it wasn't crowded but there was a steady stream of people. There were also a couple of school groups for graduation pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice things to see here and within walking distance, if you like to walk.. The food and drink places around here were also nice and cheaper than Old Quarter. And less hectic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of Hanoi , nicely "hidden" nice gardens, small praying buildings and the proofs how wise the people in old times have been. You can listen also to a local playing music Band, and buy some small souvenirs. Just also for small relaxing during/after a hectic day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were surprised of this place which used to be national university before. We met a lot of students there who came for wishing good examination and search information about history and practising English. Learning more about the education under feudalism as well as Confucianism are so interesting.

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A beautiful serene place to visit. History is amazing. A quiet place in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi.

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