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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. Put Temple of Literature & National University at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hanoi itinerary planner.
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  • A beautiful girl I met in Hanoi brought me to this attraction, sharing tales of prayers before examinations and elation at results (which is why you will see many students taking their graduation pict...  more »
  • I believe that this attraction must be visit in Hanoi. Possible with a guide.
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  • Shortly after the year 1000 DC. built this University of letters, the first in Viet Nam. Place full of history and beauty is must-see if you go in there. Not you going to disappoint
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