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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam St. | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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My mind is a devil mind, which run here and there alwez. So it needs to be calmed. So temple is the best place to visit when you want to relax and calm down your mind. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Temple of Literature is a great visual aid to understanding the Confucian system of education and government service. Most of the other visitors the day I was there were on school field trips. A few of the students wanted to practice their English and a couple of girls even asked if they could take a photo with me. Of... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is very, very busy. Without a guide you may wonder what the fuss is about. Some interesting culture and history, very popular with local people who came dressed in their Sunday best.

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Thank ColinBerksbirder
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mind is a devil mind, which run here and there alwez. So it needs to be calmed. So temple is the best place to visit when you want to relax and calm down your mind. The spiritual environment of the temple will definitely help you to distress your mind.

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Thank Margarate D
Hanoi, Vietnam
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Temple of Literature is the first imperial academy under Ly Dynasty thousand years ago. It is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. It has an unique architecture with many areas, courtyards. You can see 82 valedictorians' stelae carried by stone turtles. Before Tet Holidays, many calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Hán characters. Before important... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple is enclosed by quite a big garden. The main entrance gate is impressive. We walked from Han Kiem lake witch take about 30 mins.

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Thank James M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The surrounding walls and trees really seclude the park which is great. Making it a very peacful area for you to enjoy and take photos. There are numerous unique buildings and areas here which sort of take you on a journey, so even after a while you dont get bored. I would recommend you to go here, and the entrance... More 

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Thank Kaiser2290
watford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure whether it is worth a special visit good to see if in Hanoi as interesting how they recorded knowledge on stone etc

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Thank sue31r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute must do , loved the Chinese architecture, and the various facets of the university with the statues on top symbolising the life of a student

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple is dedicated to Confucio and literature, academic achievements. Nothing special. If you have time and want to do a quick visit it is ok but if youbare in tight schedule and need to choose few places to visit in Hanoi, then I would not prioritize it. The entrance fee is 30,000 vnd per adult (about 1.5 usd so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Temple of Literature delivered a lovely early morning retreat from the city. Enjoyed wandering around the gardens and temple.

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