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Temple of Literature & National University

Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed December 31, 2015

Interesting and worth a stop, we had a guide that made it more relevant and explained the history of it all.

Thank BPJPfamily
Reviewed December 31, 2015

a very ancient place that takes you through the history of education in Vietnam. as soon as you enter, you are transported into ancient vietnam. the tortoise stele has inscriptions of the earliest scholars, the house of ceremonies hosts the altar of confucius, a great...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2015

Beautiful place that is definitely worth a visit. It doesn't take long to walk through. Nice break from the Hanoi traffic.

Thank Britta H
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a very old university. Great stories behind all the statues. Take time to find out about them. Has a very Chinese influence. Worth visiting.

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Well worth taking a little time to stroll to and enter the Temple of Literature to get a better understanding of Vietnamese Culture.

Thank KeepMoving_10
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

In Vietnam you can see the influence of different cultures. This temple has a strong Chinese touch and it is a very nice place for a pleasant walk away from the city noise of busy streets. You can sure take some beautiful pictures between these...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

If you realized last minute that all museums are closed on Monday, just wanted to let you know the Temple of Literature is open and bustling. Just head over earlier

Thank Kaarina M
Reviewed December 30, 2015

There is only one entrance and it's on the south end of the park. I would recommend a guide as there are so many gems to be found.

Thank ramoh28
Reviewed December 30, 2015

The day I visited the Temple of Literature there were multiple graduations and a wedding in progress. Lots of free entertainment, music, dancing and even acrobats practicing behind one building. Clearly, this is a dearly beloved venue for special occasions. The five courtyards are fascinating...More

Thank gonuts2015
Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you are into cultural history, this is an extraordinary attraction. We visited this location with a guide and he was able to give us an in depth narration of the importance of this temple and courtyards and the significant role it played in the...More

Thank Della G
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Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
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October 2, 2016|
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Response from Wilson S | Reviewed this property |
I was there on Monday at mid day and the enterance fee was 30,000. It's worth it, possibly my favorite site in Hanoi. Very beautiful and totally worth it.
March 21, 2016|
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Response from Yuvee | Reviewed this property |
I believe 8:30AM - 4:30PM