Great Great Place to Go!

Last update at 09/14/2011 20:08. By Hanoi Local Guide.
Great Great Place to Go!

Great Great Place to Go!
By Hanoi Local Guide


The Temple of Literature was probably my favorite place to go in Hanoi. It is an old university/temple. It is in a beautiful setting and great to just people watch, get outside relax and stroll. Several local university students are always there and love to practice English. Always fun to chat with and get tips on things to do in the city. Probably the number one must see thing in Hanoi.

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Temple of Literature
Location Hanoi
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