Temple of Literature & National University, Hanoi

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Devoted to the Chinese ancient teacher and philosopher Confucius, Temple of Literature & National University houses the first university of Vietnam founded in the 11th century. Constructed under Ly Thanh Tong dynasty in the typical Vietnamese traditional architectural style--from wood and tiles--the temple features five historic courtyards. See the statues representing the ancient teacher and his honored disciples, the 82 stelas commemorating notable scholars, and a small collection of student and mandarin traditional uniforms. Walk the lanes planted with century-old trees and look for a tortoise head--you can see students rubbing it for good luck before taking exams. Plan to visit Temple of Literature & National University and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanoi attractions using our Hanoi road trip planner.
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  • It is very nice to walk around the park and visite the different buildings of the Temple of Literature. I didn't have a guide but find my way thought the different buildings as there are many panels w...  more »
  • Pleasant garden and buildings, a welcome variation within the busy city. Beautiful and well cared for. Nice Lounge for visitors with good drinks. The fresh fruit juice was delicious and met our expectations. Typical interior, friendly service.
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