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"Seat of learning--Temple of Literature" Temple of Literature Tip by Applelyn

Temple of Literature, Hanoi: 72 reviews and 195 photos

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In it, you can find a temple built in 1070 to worship the Philosopher Confucius and an institute established in 1076 to teach the doctrines of Confucius. The temple of literature testifies the cultural heritage from China and represents independence and national culture and values. You can see a mixture of Vietnamese and Chinese influences on its architecture. Its 82 stone diplomas with tortoises were erected between 1484 and 1780 to bear the names of its 1306 Laureates. Some parts of the temple were destroyed during the War and was reconstructed but as a whole, it still tells the original story. Admission fee is 5000VND and an English brouchure is 3000VND. It opens daily from 8am to 5pm.

Address: Quoc Tu Giam Street
Directions: Drop at Tran Quy Cap Station(train) and walk along Nguyen Khuyen. At the T-junction, turn left into Van Mieu and then turn right at Quoc Tu Giam. Or from the station, take a cyclo for about 10 000 VND.
Phone: (844) 845 2917

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 26, 2006
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