Temple of Literature, Hanoi

4 out of 5 stars 67 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Temple of Literature
    by shavy
  • Temple of Literature
    by shavy
  • Temple of Literature
    by shavy
  • albaaust's Profile Photo

    Visit the original place of learning

    by albaaust Written Oct 28, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    This is quite an interesting place to visit because it is quite tranquil and reminded me very much of visiting a Japanese temple and its surrounds.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • pez's Profile Photo

    Go for the turtles

    by pez Written Jun 18, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Temple of Literature

    Temple of Literature / Van Mieu. Built in the 11th Century, this is Vietnam's first university. Giant stone turtles carrying tablets with the names of elite students inscribed in Chinese Han script.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • jmmorgan's Profile Photo

    Temple Of Literature

    by jmmorgan Written Apr 12, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Founded in 1070 this temple is an oasis of calm. There are several 'enclosures' divided by walls and gates. It was very quiet when we went there.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Temple of Literature

    by KLowe1123 Updated Mar 25, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Said to be the first College/University in Vietnam, nice courtyard with lots of picturesque views and structures.

    Was this review helpful?

  • lotharscheer's Profile Photo

    See the Temple of Literature

    by lotharscheer Written Sep 13, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Temple of Literature
    4 more images

    The Temple of Literature, Văn Miếu, was founded in 1070 and established as Vietnams first university.

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • tampa_shawn's Profile Photo

    Historic Temple of Literature

    by tampa_shawn Updated Feb 24, 2010

    A stunning temple complex with a great history. Vietnam has a long history of valuing education and this was a major center of education in ancient times.

    Was this review helpful?

  • jujub's Profile Photo

    Temple of Literature

    by jujub Updated Aug 3, 2004
    Temple of Literature

    The Temple of Literature was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. In 1076, The Temple became Vietnam's first university, and for centuries, it was the principal center of learning.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Hanoi

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

65 travelers online now

Comments

View all Hanoi hotels