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Temple of Literature & National University

Opens in 11 min: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

The Temple of Literature is featured on the back of the VND100,000 note. There are beautiful gardens with lily ponds and archways separating the courtyards within the temple grounds. Entrance fee is VND30,000 and the ticket counter is on the far left. Self navigation is...More

Thank Andy22L
Reviewed yesterday

Average not very exciting but good to see the architecture was pretty good. Be prepared to walk a bit. The Guide was good at explaining. English speaking guides are always good to have at thie time.

Thank Shantha65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting bit of history, but it could have benefited with more written information as the audio guide was pretty useless.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very impressed by the Temple of Literature grounds and gardens. It was simply beautiful with lily ponds and neatly laid rows of walkways. I loved the stone turtles that are there to give the students good luck! Hanoi can be a crazy place...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting temple with architectural style and design. Worth the visit. Not touristy at all. Fairly central.

Thank JimTheSailor
Reviewed 5 days ago

The audio guide was sometimes a bit confusing, but this place is definitely a place you should see. This was probably one of the best things we saw in Hanoi.

Thank AquaticHawk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Obviously designed for contemplation, this was a very pleasant site to visit. Audio guide is a must though because there are not many information boards. A nice surprise to see a graduating class having there photos taken at this historic place. Allow at least an...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ticket is 30,000 dong, very tranquil and beautiful place. There is also a museum with exhibitions inside. In the museum’s building you can go on the upper floor and observe the roofs from the balcony. People also throw coins to the roof below (making wishes?)

Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a place to visit. Can't imagine an university could be like that. Also the vibe here is truly remarkable.

Thank FellowTraveler825572
Reviewed 6 days ago

Place that is wonderful to take pics for to grips with the first training process of Viet Nam. You are going to need to discover the procedure of a Mandarin along with why they're represented by Turtles. I recognize simply stand alongside it with a...More

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25 September 2018|
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Response from Vanessa F | 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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15 May 2018|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
No ! Well worth while going.
1 November 2017|
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually