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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This is one of the more interesting places in Hanoi. It is ancient and gives a good sense of how the mandarins were educated. Worth a visit, but use a guide, as there's not much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The massive amount of people really does make it seem much less like a historical temple. You just wanna get in and leave. I walked in a line of tourists. Like queuing up to buy something. Nothing quite amazing is at the end either.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the more interesting places in Hanoi. It is ancient and gives a good sense of how the mandarins were educated. Worth a visit, but use a guide, as there's not much signage.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a literature instructor, I just had to go! And I was not disappointed. Interesting temple layout that caught my attention. Found it much more interesting than the Ho Chi Minh complex stuff that we saw earlier in the afternoon. Some of what we saw, according to our guide, was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French. But, now it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The "Temple" made for a very worthwhile visit. It just did not measure up to the rave reviews in the guidebooks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked there from Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and the contrast between the busy streets of Hanoi and this oasis was immense. It was just great to wander around and look. Signs were also in English (& French at least some of the time) so we learnt alot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A peaceful place which replicates earlier buildings on the site. Watch the graduating classes of students take photos to mark the end of their studies and relax in the well tended garden

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to see the original place of learning, some ancient scrolls, temples, etc. In a quiet courtyard area away from the buzzing traffic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok, it was very busy because of Tet, but a fascinating insight into the world of kings and mandarins as well as some stunning architecture. Definitely worth a visit if only for the sheer beauty of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing to think that what we take for granted was achieved by so few who took so long to be though f as worthy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited with a guide, so we were fortunate that information was provided whilst we walked around the temple. Plenty to see and the whole place was so peaceful despite the bustling city outside!

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