Discover Temple of Literature, National University in Hanoi

Temple of Literature is the first university in the world, and not just ancient university of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Vietnam.

The temple consists of a few different courtyards which are marked by ornamental gateways. Inside the courtyards you will find lotus ponds, towering shade trees and various stelae and statues. Besides Guom Lake, Ngoc Son temple, The Huc Bridge, Turtle Tower, Tran Quoc pagoda, Long Bien Bridge, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Opera House, Ba Dinh Square, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, windy West Lake, Temple of Literature is an important symbol of Hanoi capital. Come in Hanoi and experience the life of Hanoi residents and their culture with Viet Nam Travel!

1. How to get to Temple of Literature

Its location is on Quoc Tu Giam Street, Dong Da DistrictHanoi capital, Vietnam country. 

2. Temple of Literature hours

Opening hours: 8:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:30 everyday except Monday and national holidays

3. Temple of Literature price

Entrance fee is reasonable approximately 1$3.

4. Temple of literature dress code

The dress code is what visitors should pay more attention to, as the temple’s regulations require that our attire to be respectable and head-wear is to be taken off in the sanctuary/worshiping areas

5. Discover Temple of Literature

This is a beautiful Temple with pretty gardens, ponds, and architecture. Temple of Literature is very well maintained and a popular tourist attraction. I strongly recommend this place for other tourists who have desired to explore Vietnamese culture since this place has a huge meaning with our ancestors. Constructed in 1070, inside the temple you will find a pond known as the ‘Well of Heavenly Clarity’, a low-slung Pagoda and statues of Confucius and his disciples. So Which sights does Temple of Literature have?

  1.  First, Second Courtyards & Well of Heavenly Clarity

  2. Doctors Stelae

  3. Temple Entrance to the Fourth Courtyard

  4.  Beautiful Bonsais



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