Temple of Literature & National University

Temple of Literature & National University, Hanoi

Temple of Literature & National University

Temple of Literature & National University
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1-2 hours
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from $8.98
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Darrin M
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
May 2020
Be warned that there is an entry fee for this attraction, though it is worthwhile. You can spend a number of hours leisurely exploring the temples and gardens spread throughout the considerable grounds or just soak in the restful and relaxing atmosphere of this particular oasis of tranquility and serenity, focused on understanding and learning, situated directly in the center of the bustling city. You will discover places for refreshments and coffee on the premises. An audio guide might be rented for a tiny fee in the entry.
Written June 4, 2020
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Virgil C
Tokyo, Japan5 contributions
Dec 2019
Be forewarned that there's an entrance fee to this attraction, but it's well worth it. You could spend several hours leisurely exploring the temples and gardens scattered throughout the extensive grounds or simply soak in the restful and relaxing atmosphere of this oasis of peace and tranquility, dedicated to learning and knowledge, located right in the heart of the bustling city. There are places for coffee and refreshments on the premises. An audio guide may be rented for a small fee at the entrance.
Written January 13, 2020
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Flo G
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We visited the Temple on our first day in Hanoi. Tickets are less than 5USD. As soon as you enter the walls on the Temple, the noise of the city immediately dies down. There is a man in one of the courtyards that can write scrolls with your selected saying/adjective in Vietnamese characters for VND100,000. They make great souvenirs!
Written April 13, 2022
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Casey_H19
Canberra, Australia20 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The audio guide really helped you focus on all the history captured in this place. If you're wanting something more tranquil, reflective, informative and slow paced would highly recommend.

My partner was very grateful for a quiet afternoon browsing, and I (with the energy and concentration of a 10yo boy) kept myself engaged listening to the audio guide and choosing favourite trees and fish.

Wouldn't recommend for high energy children, unless you have just done another activity.
Written March 11, 2020
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Amanda C
Caernarfon, UK237 contributions
Feb 2020
Entrance fee is 30,000dong (£1) so very good value, got here by Grab from old quarter for 27K, no need to use package tour
Extensive range of buildings to see, all in good order with some information at each set - or you can rent an audio guide at the ticket office.
The grounds are beautiful and worth a visit just for them, huge colourful butterflies and birds flitting about the trees.
There are steps into each section and each building which could be a little challenging for anyone with mobility issues.
Just by the exit is a small cafe with very clean washroom facilities
Highly recommended
Written February 27, 2020
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Young woman selling t shirts pulled a 200,000 dong bill from my wallet and returned a 20,000 when I tried to stop her. Basically stole. Another switched the cards I chose and replaced with smaller cheaper cards.
Walk away. Buy nothing from them.
Deceptively good looking but very dishonest.
“Please help me” they say and swarm you till YOU will be the one who needs help.
Written February 29, 2020
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DaniBastidas
Guayaquil, Ecuador104 contributions
Dec 2019
The literature temple is a place worth visiting in Hanoi city. It transports you back in time and allows you to understand what the city was when the temple was built. The architecture and its gardens are beautiful. It gives you peace to walk through its corridors and you can appreciate manuscripts and clothing of the time.

El templo de la literatura es un lugar que vale la pena visitar en la ciudad de Hanoi. Te trasporta en el tiempo y te permite compreder como era la ciudad cuando se construyó el templo. La arquitectura y sus jardines son hermosos. Te da paz caminar por sus pasillos y puedes apreciar manuscritos y ropa de la época.
Written April 13, 2020
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Alan R
Aiken, SC34 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If your staying in the old quarter the temple of literature is worth a visit. You can combine it with a trip to the citadel and military museum and make a morning of it all. But by itself it is not worth a visit. It was very beautiful, but large crowds from locals make it a challenge to really enjoy the beauty.
Written February 4, 2020
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julia b
60 contributions
Nov 2019
I did enjoy wandering around the grounds, admiring the garden and seeing the architecture of the different gates. As this was used as a centre for learning for centuries, there is so much available information to the history of it and you can get a translation guide to use. In the middle courtyard there is a temple to Confusius, which has a beautifully decorated statue of the philosopher. In the farthest courtyard there are large cast iron urns with great detail, some fine gift shops and a man who specializes in Vietnamese writing and can make personalized pictures.
Written February 5, 2020
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kingvikramaditya
Haridwar439 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
It's a historical temple built in the tenth century dedicated to the greatest thinker of Ancient China, Confucius. Most popular among the student fraternity, they come here in droves to offer prayers for faring well in examinations. This temple shows the continuity of Vietnamese history as well as the Confucian hold on the local society.
Written March 16, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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