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“Nice Place but not much happening”

Temple of Literature & National University
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US$70.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour
Ranked #13 of 278 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice Place but not much happening”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Was a nice place with impressive history but lack of English descriptions so struggled to understand. 1$ entry so can't complain at that. No clear toilet facilities either which was bad for me.

Visited August 2014
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A peaceful place to visit.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

In a busy city it was nice to visit this temple. A peaceful walk around with information to read about it's history. The water in the centre has turtles in :)

Visited August 2014
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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419 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“An Oasis in the busy city”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Every time I visit Hanoi I take some time to go to the Temple of Literature. IT was the first University in Viet Nam and the stellae still remember the outstanding academics that worked there. Now it is a beautiful place with a nice garden, where You can relax or meditate.
Along with Hoan Kiem Lake, my favourite spot in Hanoi.

Visited September 2013
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A must”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Built 1070 by emperor Ly thanh Tong this beautyful park with its temples and ponds dedicates to the most famous scientists and writers merits an intense approach to Vietnams history

Visited December 2013
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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“A very nice garden and link to Confucious”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a site that unless you have a guide, you will not understand the story and purpose of the site. It has a lot of history and I think it is best understood with a professional guide. Otherwise, it just looks and feels like a traditional Asian garden and temple.

Visited August 2014
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