Temple of Literature & National University, Hanoi

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Devoted to the Chinese ancient teacher and philosopher Confucius, Temple of Literature & National University houses the first university of Vietnam founded in the 11th century. Constructed under Ly Thanh Tong dynasty in the typical Vietnamese traditional architectural style--from wood and tiles--the temple features five historic courtyards. See the statues representing the ancient teacher and his honored disciples, the 82 stelas commemorating notable scholars, and a small collection of student and mandarin traditional uniforms. Walk the lanes planted with century-old trees and look for a tortoise head--you can see students rubbing it for good luck before taking exams. Plan to visit Temple of Literature & National University and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanoi attractions using our Hanoi road trip planner.
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  • Iconic building of the capital of H. N.i,all walled near 5,000 square meters, with five large courtyards and beautiful gardens. In the third courtyard is the large well Thian Quang.
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  • Popped in to take a look. Well worth a visit, nice and peaceful inside, plus it has a very interesting history. But take an umbrella if you are visiting this time of year!  more »
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