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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 yesterday via mobile

Nice place.The first university of Vietnam. Idols of their respected teachers are there.Nice architecture .

Reviewed yesterday

We spent some time here taking lots of photographs if the gardens, altars and statues. There was a small entrance fee and we felt it was good value. We found a shady corner to sit and have some water during a hot day. The architecture...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful to walk around and see another cultural site in Hanoi. On the day we visited, there was a graduation taking place. So all the kids were dressed in traditional garb. There families were in attendance. So interesting to see.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The buildings are beautiful, rich in details and colors. The visitors can admire several steles, statues, and other religious relics. However, there were a lot of people (mainly Vietnamese) when I visited the place so maybe don't expect to be in a quiet, zen temple.

Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed 2 days ago

and join in with the students of all ages who sit in the beautiful grounds capturing the architectural marvels. Lovely peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the Vietnamese first university, to remind the first bachelors and now it is like a museum of culture

Thank Sonata_ResortandSpa
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful and historic site to visit. But if you're lucky you might see classes of students having graduation photographs taken and on several occasions I have seen large groups of kindergarteners in their National costume looking so adorable. The colours and photographic...More

Thank cheryldawnperkins
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is an oasis of calm in the middle of Hanoi. It could have been a very interesting site with a long story to tell about cultural influences and the training of state administrators. But it is not. It is not even clear which buildings...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the past of Vietnam, when they we're under Chinese system. All written in Chinese. Thousand years Chinese rules were over turned by French in less than hundred years. Now hardly any local can read anything on their temples and history books. "Sounds like...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Temple of Literature is the site of an historic university. I strongly recommend a guide to explain what you are looking at, otherwise you will not have a full appreciation of the ancient history and culture reflected here. There are many serene surroundings with...More

Thank Manny B
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Is it okay to wear a sleeveless top? Is there a dress code as it is a religious site?
7 December 2016|
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Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
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Peou P
Is there an entrance fee ?
2 October 2016|
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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.
What time does it close?
21 March 2016|
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Response from Yuvee | Reviewed this property |
I believe 8:30AM - 4:30PM