Amazing place to visit in Hanoi

Last update at 09/14/2011 20:08. By Hanoi Local Guide.
Amazing place to visit in Hanoi

Amazing place to visit in Hanoi
By Hanoi Local Guide


This is such an amazing place to visit in Hanoi. This is not a temple but a huge compound with beautiful gates, lakes, courtyard, museum, and etc. It was the first Vietnam University back in 1070 built by King Ling Ly Nha Tong to dedicate Confucius, Sages, and Scholars. It had been reconstructed by several dynasties due to war and other disasters. Until now, it is still one of the most important venues for people of Vietnam to host cultural and educational events.

Several attraction including Turtle Steles, Well of Heavenly Clarity, Lake of Literature, and Constellation of Literature Pavilion.

Opening hours: 8am-5pm everyday.

Don't miss this place!

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Temple of Literature
Location Hanoi
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