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Temple of Literature & National University

Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 11:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank TilakDissanayake
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good old temple type but nothing unique and special here . I guess not many attractions in Hanoi therefore it stands on 2nd place.

Thank Saranya L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting tour and to see how far we have come today. I don't know how people back in the day studying with very limited education resources and atmosphere. Also I am sure a very selective few can study at the university.

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Judave
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Chanti24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very Interesting place to visit - we had a personal guide for the day and this was part of our tour - highly recommend visiting with a local guide so you get the run down of the place and the various meanings behind the structures

Thank Sharron H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely peaceful area if you want to get away from the noise. Could do with more reading material. Spent an hour here at most.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank megan b
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Viktor V
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7 December 2016|
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Response from Duc P | Reviewed this property |
Casual uniform just fine here
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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.
21 March 2016|
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Response from Yuvee | Reviewed this property |
I believe 8:30AM - 4:30PM