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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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Interesting place

Nice things to see here and within walking distance, if you like to walk.. The food and drink places around here were also nice and cheaper than Old Quarter. And less hectic

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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice things to see here and within walking distance, if you like to walk.. The food and drink places around here were also nice and cheaper than Old Quarter. And less hectic

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the middle of Hanoi , nicely "hidden" nice gardens, small praying buildings and the proofs how wise the people in old times have been. You can listen also to a local playing music Band, and buy some small souvenirs. Just also for small relaxing during/after a hectic day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were surprised of this place which used to be national university before. We met a lot of students there who came for wishing good examination and search information about history and practising English. Learning more about the education under feudalism as well as Confucianism are so interesting.

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Rosebud, Australia
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A beautiful serene place to visit. History is amazing. A quiet place in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The day visited here was when the students were having their photo's taken so it made the visit here quite an experience as it was the temple of literature. We later was told that these pictures are taken at the start of student life and not the end. How true that is we are not sure. So it is a... More 

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Mae Rim, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Place to see very peaceful, but sometimes can be busy. You can stay their for long time. But maybe not always for everyone

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Just love walk around with my little girl must see and a fun walk, interesting history and culture. Grate for kids to run around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing oasis in this busy city.. Well restored and maintained Great history about education etc Lots information on walls in English. Very popular with local schools visiting..if you see a queue of school children or tourist bus full..walk away and pop back in an hour or so. Take your time to take it all in...lots photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well I would strongly advice to go there with a guide who can tell about this place. I went there alone and felt quite lost between lots of tourists and I had basically not a clue whats this place about.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A calming oasis amidst the Hanoi bustle and beeps, combined with interesting history and important symbolism. Very close to the art museum and some good restaurants. Walking distance to Lenin's statue and even HCM museum

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