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“Thoughtful and different piece of Vietnamese history”

Temple of Literature & National University
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$70.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour
Ranked #12 of 276 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Calgary, Canada
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“Thoughtful and different piece of Vietnamese history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Really enjoyed the thought provoking peaceful environment. Temple of Literature is very unique and an important place to understand more of Vietnam's colourful past

Visited October 2013
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“Interesting temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

The temple of Literature used to be a university. Taking the tour of the temple grounds is very interesting . It is the only Buddhist temple that has a statue of Confucius. It is well worth paying the entrance fee and taking the tour. When we were there there were hundreds of University graduate girls having their photographs taken in their lovely Ao dai dresses.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Gorgeous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Really interesting place to visit. Has lovely grounds and has been kept to a high standard.
Is not too big so will not take up a huge part of your day.
We were lucky enough to go on a morning with a lot of local pre-schoolers who added to our enjoyment with their big smiles.

Visited October 2013
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“Temple of Literature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Thee gate into the temple was magnificent--especially from the inside going out. Beautiful gardens and ancient tablets with graduates names back to the 1400's etched in stone. A beautiful location and a great place to people watch--we saw a group of young ladies in traditional áo dà (some in mortarboards) come for pictures celebrating their graduation.

Visited November 2013
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Bien Hoa, Vietnam
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“If you are in Hanoi, you should really come and explore it yourself!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

A space of peace, green trees and solemnity covers the whole temple of historical and traditional love for study, making tourists feel like they were lost in a land of Confucion and traditional values. If you are in Hanoi, you should really come and explore it yourself!

Visited October 2013
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