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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Vietnam's centre of imperial education

On first entering the site, it's probably not surprising if a visitor was expecting to encounter a single grand temple. Well, it's more of a small complex actually, comprising a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On first entering the site, it's probably not surprising if a visitor was expecting to encounter a single grand temple. Well, it's more of a small complex actually, comprising a series of five courtyards with temples, pavilions, a mini lake-sized well, and gardens. All quite pleasant as one strolls along, but its history goes back to the eleventh century when... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The oldest Budhist university in Vietnam, it's a must see place. Bautiful and well preserved. Wonderful gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful Temple with lush peaceful gardens. Seeing all the graduating students getting their photos taken there added alot of charm and culture to our visit. Thoroughly enjoyed visit!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our number one attraction to visit having done some prelim reading but ot far exceeded our expectations it was so interesting. Loads of history and tranquility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's lovely imported building in the center. Go early in the morning to stay there, later in the day it will be overcrowded.

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

Vietnamese still respect and love this place of learning. Many graduation photos are taken here to commemorate the many impressive scholars that taught there. Take a guided tour to learn more. Some nice restaurants surrounding the site.

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful buildings and temple make this a must visit place. I cannot believe the people who have mentioned that their enjoyment of their visit was ruined by the amount if graduating students! For us, the sheer enjoyment of so many young people celebrating a real achievement in their lives added immensely to our memories!

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Nilai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is Hanoi's first University.. good site to visit to know a little more about Vietnam's history.. there were numerous graduation ceremonies when we were here and we enjoys seeing the graduates in their national AoDai costume.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dissapointed with our tour of this place as it was overcrowded with graduating students. Could not see a thing.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's quite crowded in November when many students come here to take the picture before they leave the university or college. Maybe you can't find any quiet space for you that you think you might have when you go to a history site at this time of the year.

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