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Temple of Literature & National University

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Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A great way to learn about Vietnamese history!

If Asian culture, and history is your thing you will love this enchanting place. Lots of beautiful artifacts and architecture with lots of information. Definitely worth a visit... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Temple of Literature is a good choice for visiting, you can learn more the history and understand Vietnam more, it also make me understand that Vietnam may rooting from China. Similar to Korea, Vietnam and China all have same New Year day, either in Jan or Feb of each year, also similar to many Asian countries Vietnam also has King... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If Asian culture, and history is your thing you will love this enchanting place. Lots of beautiful artifacts and architecture with lots of information. Definitely worth a visit for photos and to experience culture. The only down side was the information wasn't always logically sequenced and a bit all over the place. Nonetheless it was great.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was pleasant and nice to see, but there is not much to the place. Local people and tour oriented advisers seem unduly high on this location. We enjoyed a number of other sites in the area more.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the temple of Literature is one of the popular sites in Hanoi, I didn't really find it fascinating as it was just a temple with some history inside. It's of walkable distance from Ho Chi Minh Complex, takes about 15mins on foot.

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Thank mxxxli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a Vietnamese, The Temple of Literature & National University is one of the historical site that cannot be forget.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well preserved -we had the fortune see graduates with their diplomas everywhere. Would have been nice if more explanations where in English.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely set of courtyards, buildings and architecture and worth a visit just to escape the hustle and bustle outside.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was pleasant walking through the grounds, but unless you are ultra interested in Vietnamese history, this won't mean much.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think the title says it all. This is one of the oldest academic university sites in the world. Definitely worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to walk there and take in it's beauty.To know that this place operated in 1000ad.long before oxford/harvard is incredible

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