Temple of Literature
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Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature is one of Hanoi’s most picturesque attractions.
Temple of Literature offers a lake of literature, the Well of Heavenly Clarity, turtle steles, pavilions, courtyards and passageways that were once used by royalty. Visiting the Temple of Literature you will discover historic buildings from the Ly and Tran dynasties in a revered place that has seen thousands of doctors’ graduate in what has now become a memorial to education and literature. It is a marvel of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture.

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Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
21.0284518°N, 105.8337185°E
Distance from Hanoi city center to Temple of Literature
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Thursday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Friday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Saturday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Sunday: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Temple of Literature..

Overall Rating:4.3

  '4' out of 5
"Ok place, they have student price, but you have to argue with the lady that you are a student! The architecture is nice, and overall it is an interesting sight in Hanoï! "
  '5' out of 5
"An excellent temple experience. Clean, proper grounds, well preserved areas, cheap entry fee etc. Be sure to visit the newly built temple square that is behind the main temple. You have to walk around the side to the back."
  '3' out of 5
"The temple of literature is an interesting visit - there's nothing particularly exciting about it, but it's got a nice little history that makes it worthwhile. It comprises various buildings - the majority of which appear to hold shrines which locals seem to visit fairly regularly. The most fascinating part was witnessing the excitement of all the students who still go to the temple when they're graduating from their studies - it was nice to see the grounds still used in line with their original purpose."
  '4' out of 5
"Beautiful temple to explore. Cheap entrance and good quality multi lingual paper guess (8000vnd) explain a lot of the temple grounds. Very dense with tourists however. "
  '3' out of 5
"Very crowded during tet holiday and before national university examanation :)"

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