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Half-Day Hanoi Private City Tour
"Get picked up at your hotel to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which reflects the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam Ho Chi Minh (no entry Mondays or Fridays). After that we go on to a wooden stilt house which was his temporary residence from 1954 till his deat followed by a visit to One Pillar Pagoda founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. It has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.Your next stop will be the Temple of Literature which was built in honor of Confucius and is also Vietnam’s first university. This large temple and its meditative grounds functioned as a university for nearly a millennium and the names of its laureates remain carved into the tops of countless stone tu
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Half-Day Hanoi City Tour by Cyclo
"09.45: We will visit Ngoc Ha Village to see B52 wreckage. In the past Ngoc Ha Village was a big flower market in Hanoi before10.00: Next Hanoi cyclo tour is to visit Temple of Literature – the most ancient Temple in Hanoi dedicated to Confucius and Quoc Tu Giam the first University was built in Vietnam in 1076. You will have chance to understand about Vietnam education under feudal dynasty.10.30: Enjoy traditional coffee in local cafe.11.00: Cyclo driver will paddle you around the Old Quart"""Cyclo is a unique type of transportation in Vietnam. Exploring the ancient capital via cyclo tour is the most unique way to understand the daily life of local people. You’ll have chance to experience both the busy traffic of the main streets as well as t but you can have a better understanding of a typical Hanoian’s lives."title=Highlights&1=Excellent+value+for+money&2=Ideal+choice+for+families&3=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide&4=Perfect+for+all+ages+and+skill+level&5=Flexibility+to+customize+your+itinerary+to+your+own+preferences
From $55.00
 
Cycling in Hanoi
"8am - Your tour guide will come to your hotel to meet you and your one-day cycling tour will begin with a short walk through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will walk through the Dong Xuan market the ancient gate of the citadel of Hanoi and the Long Bien Bridge before arriving at the departure point.8:30am - After a brief introduction on how to use the bicycles and the biking road you will begin your adventure by cycling along the Red River. Visit the market of ceramics located by the riverside and then continue cycling until you reach the village of Nghi Tam. Then you cross the street which is also the dam to reach the West Lake. You will cycle a little more along West Lake shores which lead you to a restaurant for our you will have the opportunity to taste the fried shrimp cake a specialty of Hanoi. You will then cycle a very short distance to a local coffee shop by the shore of West lake for a good cup of Vietnamese traditional coffee or a fresh coconut juice.1:30pm – After lunch you continue to ride along the shores of West Lake. You will stop at the Tran Quoc Pagoda to visit the pagoda which is located on an islet connected to the eastern shore of West Lake. Ho Tay
From $90.00

Temple of Literature Tips (72)

An Oasis Of Tranquility: Van Mieu

Van Mieu, the Temple of Literature, is Hanoi's oldest university. Or rather: it was a university. Founded in 1070 (!) and dedicated to Confucius, Van Mieu was the main centre of education for...
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King_Golo
Dec 27, 2016

Temple Of Literature

Built in 1070, this Confucious temple was built by Emperor Lý Thánh Tông of the Tran Dynasty to serve as Vietnam's first university to train civil servants for the civil exam that determined...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 11, 2016

THE STELAE OF DOCTORS

The stelae of doctors can be found in a building to one side of the third courtyard. Emperor Ly Thanh Tong erected erected 116 steles of carved blue stone turtles with elaborate motifs which honored...
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davidjo
Dec 07, 2016

THE FIRST UNIVERSITY IN VIETNAM

One of the most famous temples in Hanoi is the Temple of Literature which honors Confucius and was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong Dynasty. The temple became the earliest university in Vietnam...
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davidjo
Dec 07, 2016

CONFUCIUS AND HIS FOUR DISCIPLES

The Temple of Literature hosts the Imperial Academy which was Vietnam’s first national university and you will find that Confucius is worshiped in the building, Thuong Dien which is in the fourth...
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davidjo
Dec 07, 2016

EVERY STUDENT COMES FOR A PHOTOGRAPH HERE

The Temple of Literature is the place where students come to have their graduation photographs taken. It is the custom that their photographs are taken here before they leave college or university....
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davidjo
Dec 07, 2016

See the Temple of Literature

V?n Mi?u, wrongly called the Temple of Literature, was Vietnams first university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Lý Thánh Tông. One of several temples in Vietnam dedicated to...
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lotharscheer
Jul 27, 2016

You should visit Temple of Literature in Hanoi

This is the best destination in Hanoi capital. Spend 3 - 4 hours to visit, you will know everything about the first university of Vietnam - named Quoc Tu GiamLiterature temple also have free tour...
ThanhT12
Jun 11, 2015

Temple of Literature

The landmark contains numerous courtyards and pavilions, here, you will see the courtyards has good maintenance. This ancient Confucian sanctuary is now considered one of Hanoi's finest historical and...
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shavy
Mar 04, 2014

The temple of literature.

The temple of literature is dated back to 1070 and is the oldest university in Hanoi and was for centuries the place where the emperor recruited his mandarins for his goverment.It's dedicated to...
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cachaseiro
Nov 02, 2012

Temple of Literature

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...
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cal6060
Jul 26, 2011

Temple of Literature

This is History! The Temple of Literature was founded in the year 1070, and was dedicated to the Chinese Philosopher, CONFUCIOUS.In 1076, it became Vietnam's 1st University. An archeological study has...
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Mar 25, 2011
 
 
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Ancient House

The Hanoi Ancient House or Heritage House as the sign states above the door can be found at 87 Ma May Street in the Old Quarter. It was constructed in the late 20th century and is typical of the type...
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Indochina Junk

Indochina Junk ran our tour to and of Ha Long Bay. We took the Dragon Legend tour, which is one night. It began with pick up from our hotel (also arranged by IJ) in a luxury van at 7.30am - we were...
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Hang Quat Street

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To Tich Street

To Tich Street is less than 100 m long and the name means fibre mat street but there appears to be no record of fibre mats being sold here. Nowadays it is a popular street for young people to frequent...
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City View Cafe

Having visited Hanoi 5 times,i generally like to visit City view Cafe on the 5th floor over looking Hoan Kiem Lake with a nice Bia Hoi. Sadly over the years i feel the standard of service has gone...
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Nhan Noi Linh Tu

We stumbled across this little temple (Nahn Noi Linh Tu) where Hang Ga meets Bat Dan Street, but unfortunately we could not gain access. I believe it contains a Shinto shrine, but outside there were...
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Quoc Tu Giam St. | Dong Da District, Hanoi 100000,

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