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Temple of Literature & National University

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Quoc Tu Giam Street | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Temple of Literature was stunning, educational and a great way to learn the history of Hanoi. We came when it was raining, but we didn’t let that ruin our fun! We walked to the Temple from the old quarter which was a bit of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very frankly, I got some good shots over here but probably did not get to know much about it. Maybe you require a very good guide to bring out the beauty of such place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hardvision
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Going through the temple was really cool and I learned a lot of history and about religion in Vietnam. We went through with the audio guide and that was fascinating. I would recommend if you like history and pretty architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 0831alyssam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take your time. Many things to explore and look at it. The worshipers are mixed with the tourists and there is a lot of tourists! This is too the first university in Vietnam.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Temple is an historical site, use to be a temple then turn into a university for the scholars.Vietnamese people use to be link with the Chinese and all the writings are in Chinese until the French came and use french alphabets to make the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lclcusoon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is said that the Temple of Literature is an island in the sea of frenetic Hanoi and its true. Firstly don't get confused with the Museum of Literature because that is a different place completely. I did and the wife nearly murdered me.... This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank julianharel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Consumed 1hrs during my visit. I visited after the ho chi Minh mausoleum. Grab taxi about 25k dong. Required tickets. A taoist temple with history. Nice beautiful scriptures and garden. Good cool queit place to rest your mind in the busy city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alvinLimCY
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While it is a busy place, there were probably 200+ tourists that ventured through during our visit, this was an awesome place to just take in the ancient focus on academia. It features extensive statues, as well as gardens and water features. There are also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see. Vietnam history is so old and yet I'm sure most don't know much about it other than the Vietnam War. The temple of literature is a good place to start. Enjoy the peaceful gardens and the interesting history behind each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank judylancaster
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were so fortunate that we visited this temple on graduation day for hundreds of students at all levels at the end of high school end of university study. In addition hundreds of younger school children were visiting from out lying districts. They were all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 September 2018|
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Response from vanessaf7 | Reviewed this property |
I have always visited it earlier in the day and when I went pass it around 6pm it was closed. Your best bet is to schedule your visit a bit earlier in the afternoon and go for dinner around that area when you are finished... More
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Response from MichaelN779 | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually