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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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Very beautiful temple

Well worth visiting. Interesting and beautiful. This is the temple that is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese Dong banknote. You can spend a good hour or so admiring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting. Interesting and beautiful. This is the temple that is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese Dong banknote. You can spend a good hour or so admiring the architecture and it has very nice maintained gardens too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful serene place in the middle of hectic Hanoi where you can wander round & get a glimpse of the old traditions of Vietnam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this in April on a blazing hot sunny day when local youngsters were having various graduation ceremonies. Originally built in the 11th century and dedicated to Confucius it was opened as the very first university in Vietnam in 1076 to study Confucianism originally for the rich nobles then in 15th century to the rest of the population. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This time of year is graduation time and the temple is the gathering place for a lot of graduating classes. It's fun to see them celebrate, although the usual quiet tends to get disrupted every so often. Nevertheless, a peaceful place of beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is the policy of the first university in Vietnam, located in the central building in the capital, large campus. There were lots of trees, so that traditional worship Confucius bold architecture of China, inside hanging many royal concubine couplets written in Chinese language, especially with another stone tablet the names of the high passed. Review a place to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had a guide from Hanoi Kids it was a big help and a great day had we were with another couple and very interesting not realsing how much influence the Chinese had here, and in particular Con Fucious

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The day of our visit was graduation for some students. Wonderful celebrations with families of students of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I have been there and i saw it is very beautiful and woudeful temple of school. I hope every one come here to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's not bad if you have time to spare it's worth a visit, a lot of kids come here for graduation great for photos however a lot of screaming, use the side door in the gardens for free entry even though it's not a lot of money seems only westerners pay

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

peaceful place of pilgrimage for academics and where modern Vietnamese students go to celebrate their graduation.... The main pagoda rebuilt in the 1990s after being bombed flat in the war...... You'd never know and there are no recriminations here as life has moved on for the better. The rebuild restoration is a triumph - you would honestly never know the... More 

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