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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

Put aside a good couple of hours to wander around this amazing historical place. The gardens, ponds, and old buildings are so wonderful, and lots of tree cover when it's hot. Consider going with local friends or use a guide who can explain what and...More

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the temple of literature on a Sunday morning and was over the moon to share the space with recent university graduates. The temple itself was beautifully preserved and lots of information in English for Aussie travellers. We also came across a group of young...More

Thank Ebonyishungry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful however needs a tour guide or most English and signs as to limited information is given.

Thank Kasey L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s hard to imagine a monument to learning and education in another context, but this place is a must for any education professionals on tour. For hundreds of years scholars touched the nose of the turtle for good luck on exams, and had their names...More

Thank EvaSC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Built in 1070 by the King for his son, this is Hanoi’s first University. It’s historic buildings include a Confucian temple and gorgeous traditional gardens. Souvenirs can be purchased inside. Costs 30kVND per person. Children are free. Worth a visit if you’re in Hanoi. Even...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Historical Confucious temple now the National University in Hanoi. The temple very old and interesting tourist attraction .

Thank Queenie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm always interested in literature, literacy and their effects on humans and human society. This a Confucian university started in 1076. They studied the Confucian classics and the prominent commentaries. Students who passed any of the several levels of examinations moved into prominent administrative positions....More

Thank Chris I
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very little left of it and not well presented or explained but nice to walk around and touch a tortoise! Like so many of the older places to visit they are not expalined or promoted in an objective and informative way.

Thank jamie R
Reviewed 5 days ago

it was a very interesting temple and parks and worth a few hours of your time.Also nice to get away from the maddening crowd of the old quarters with motor bike noise. The area has large gardens and some nice temples to wonder around and...More

Thank frank l
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum of literature is very interesting. When we visited there were many students looking splendid in cap and gown having their "academic" studious photos taken. Happy to show you round and have their pictures taken with you. If not in cap and gown, traditional...More

Thank Duncan W
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Response from Jieying0816 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need. Just wear casually
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.