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Temple of Literature & National University

Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a friend came here as a short and quick trip around popular place in Ha noi city and it's a great experience with me! This temple also known as the first national university of Vietnam was built in 1070 at the time of emperor...More

Thank Bear T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A old university in Hanoi built and run by 3 kings starting nearly a thousand years ago , surviving the various chinese invasions of Hanoi over those yeArs Also used as a scholar Assesment centre for working for the ruling class Great carvings and old...More

Thank vinchy
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth a visit. Located right in the city of Hanoi. A beautiful temple with long history & well maintained. One part of the garden in this temple is printed on the 100,000 Dong note. Unable to explore much due to raining.

Thank Iris C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Temple of Literature is always a must stop for all tourists and my family as well. We came @ the afternoon with our tour guide, cooler winds, less people. A huge collection about Vnmese.

Thank Saminzurich
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Temple of Literature, also known as the Temple of Confucius, was the first university of Vietnam. Built in 1070, “graduates” of the imperial academy had to pass rigorous tests to achieve the equivalent of a doctorate. It has numerous impressive buildings and temples,

Thank Wanderlust2travlers
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To this day this is our favorite thing we visited in Hanoi. Peaceful temple in good condition and nice garden.

Thank Claudia B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When you visit this temple you do it of course for its history. It is after all a 1000 year old university. Study the architecture and various other exhibits, and you're taken back in time. Have a look at the details of doors, roofs etc...More

Thank Bangkokguran
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're passing by, it's worth a quick walk around as it has some pretty greenery and interesting structures (unless it's raining, the whole place is outdoors). Wouldn't really recommend the audioguide as it was a little slow and dull.

Thank Anastasia M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice place to stroll around. I’d suggest getting an audio guide as you miss out on a lot by just walking around. The temple itself is beautiful, although we have seen more amazing temples in Vietnam, that you didn’t have to pay for....More

Thank sophiecaesar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here in a tour group, the roof on the main temple, was so worth a photo, we all wandered off and did our own thing, the standard tourist shops, all selling the same thing at different prices!!!

Thank HellyDP
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Libby A
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
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Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
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