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Address: Quoc Tu Giam St. | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A tranquil place in a busy city. We were thrilled to see graduating university students posing here for photos, containing the scholarly tradition of the temple.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice gardens but you need a tour guide to understand what is going on because not a lot is in English ! Still a beautiful place however

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A tranquil place in a busy city. We were thrilled to see graduating university students posing here for photos, containing the scholarly tradition of the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

To be honest, the place was rather busy with locals on Sunday afternoon, but in my opinion, there isn't really much to see. Entry cost 30,000vnd

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The temple of literature is centrally located and a walk round the gardens and a temple makes for a great hour or so. At 30,000VD (so less than £1 entry) it is good to see and learn more about the history of Vietnamese education.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Was interesting for a quick look around but wasn't too big and could be seen within about 30mins. I would recommend going but you won't be blown away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is something to be on one's to dos when in Hanoi. It doesn't take a great deal of time and is educational. Not at all hard walking. Easy for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend having a tour guide for your visit here as they can explain what everything means. We toured here with HanoiKids. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Booked a city tour to some sightseeing places around hanoi, temple of literature was the most impressive place. This is the place where they gossip Confucius. You can get lot of information about the old vietnam education system which is very interesting. In all, it's a place worth to visit in hanoi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's interesting that people in this part of the world were so much more advanced than the western world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This was WAY more interesting than I thought it would be. I am so amazed. Construction of this facility dates back to 900 something CE and is full of interesting historical artifacts. There is also temples to both Confucius and the Vietnamese King that built the temple. (Although I'm ashamed to say his name escapes me at the moment.) WELL... More 

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Address: Address: Quoc Tu Giam St. | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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