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Temple of Literature & National University

Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Looking at the temple before entering already gives a real good vibes so we decided to pay for entrance fee 30,000 dong ($1.25) for 4 of us. Made by a king 1,000s of years ago in honor of the great teacher, Lao Tsu or Confucius,...More

Thank jim r
Reviewed January 3, 2016

This walled complex offers a pleasant retreat from the scooter races on the Hanoi streets in a leafy garden. It is a location for wedding and graduation photos which were fun to watch. If you are looking for souvenirs, this gift shop is the best...More

Thank NYCWaldo
Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The place gets you in the historic side of Hanoi. It's buildings are well preserved. The last one, that many ignore, is maybe the most outstanding.

Thank Antonis M
Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Temple of Literature is a very nice monument. It is amazing how old the space is. Beautiful gardens and nicely maintained structures. For 30,000 VND it is a bargain to enter. The gardens and lake across the street were nice too.

Thank BethWallace
Reviewed January 3, 2016

we loved the calmness of the place, located in a park. however we missed out to go with a guide to get some more explanation, because the information provided on site is limited.

Thank Aline B
Reviewed January 2, 2016

How great that a country celebrates its poets and scholars. So very advanced a culture! WishI lived in such a country!

Thank Sue S
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very interesting old temple precinct, lots to see. Swarming with graduating students having photos when we went...a touch of local colour.

Thank fairtrader
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit but needs a guide to make it come to life. A human one would be best though a book may do in a pinch. An impressive structure and full of interesting history.

Thank coffeenut64
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable experience. Read up prior to visiting and no guide required. The experience was just as magical. From the local students in their graduation robes to the famous history and rubbing for academic luck with the tortoise. A very serene and beautiful place.

Thank lalunne
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It's interesting because there are huge rocks with carving literature, almost 500 years old. But to me was a waste of time, the garden is not nice, and the temple is little and no great. :/

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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
December 6, 2016|
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Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
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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.