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Address: Quoc Tu Giam St. | Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Interesting to learn about Confucius and the importance of learning in Vietnam. Impressive artefacts and learned a lot about education so long ago especially the importance of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A must whilst visiting Hanoi. Hidden away temple with an interesting history. Thought provoking area with lots to see.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting to learn about Confucius and the importance of learning in Vietnam. Impressive artefacts and learned a lot about education so long ago especially the importance of exams.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I think one of the ancient stone tablets reads "a fool and his money shall soon be parted". Because from my view this place has a below average garden, the standard temple accoutrements, with the addition of some bonsai-like trees. Offerings of packaged crackers and Chinese yuan seem better than the beer cans at other locations. But it's the two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful temple, a must see in Hanoi. Good to spend some time here and relax in the busy centre of Hanoi. Also there are a lot of locals who still go here. You however don't need to take the tours they offer. You can go in for 2 or 3 dollars!

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A really beautiful and quiet place among the Noisy activity of Hanoi! A great place to see to appreciate this historic temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Temple of Literature was on top of my list of places to visit. The Temple was built around 900s-1000s. I think its amazing that they managed to maintain such an ancient place. I've learned that students still visit the temple before taking exams. While I was there, I learned about the Confucian principles from my local guide. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Like Confucius teaching a great influence to the Vietnamese people! The reason for their gentle and polite society! Dislike the unfairness to the female population in the olden days whereby the girls are not allowed much education!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if an hour to spend in Hanoi. Cover charge of $1.50. This was our first temple and a great experience. Very tranquil in the middle of a very busy Hanoi and interesting introduction to the culture of Vietnam.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I've been all over Asia and seen temples much better than this. There were no fewer than four gift shops in the temple. The gardens were okay, but the reflection pond was full of trash. Nothing really special about this temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Literature temple is one of historical temples. When we walked into the beauty of this, it is very worthy to visit. We got many nice pictures here for our good memory trip in Vietnam.

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

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