I recommend going with a guide or maybe buying the prospectus along with your entrance tickets since there are close to zero information about the place, buildings and exhibits. Quite a shame.
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In the olden system scholastic studies were done in monastries connected to religion and this temple is actually a University where names of all scholars who passed is encrypted on stone tablets.
The Temple of Literature is worth a visit, lovely buildings and a peaceful atmosphere. We were lucky to go with a guide, if you go by yourself there is limited information on site. However we really recommend a visit
Beautiful place to visit and feel like you're being immersed in culture. The stone carved theses of the doctorates are especially impressive. Mostly dedicated to Confucius, whose influence in Vietnamese culture is immense. *Note the sellers in front of museums are generally more expensive than...More
Get a huge dose of culture right in the center of Hanoi. The temple was built in 1070, and is dedicated to Confucius. It is in stellar condition and transports you to another level of being. All of a sudden, the horns seem to stop...More
If you are in Hanoi, it's a "have to see" attraction. The temple itself stands on a small island in the Hồ Hoàn Kiếm, close to the city center. The entrance fee worth it.