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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

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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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Dec 27, 2016

A Must See Place if You Are a Scholar

The Temple of Literature is an amazing place and a must see place if you like history and are a scholar. It is the first university in Vietnam and its wonderful that much of it was not damaged by the...
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Nov 28, 2005

The temple of Literature

This nice beautiful temple is an oasis in the traffic chaotic Hanoi streets.Founded in 1070, it was dedicated to Confucious and literature famous men. It housed Vietnam's 1st University in 1076.It has...
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Oct 06, 2003

Temple of Literature…”Van Mieu” is a MUST SEE !!

The Temple of Literature was for me, the single most enjoyable “sight” that I was able to spend time at during my brief stay in Ha Noi.I thoroughly enjoyed the few hours that I took to walk the...
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Jun 06, 2010

Dedicated to Confucius - Temple of Literature

Got an English speaking guide at the entrance. This temple is a top tourist destination with Hanoi landmark bell tower of the temple of Chinese influence but distinctly Vietnamese.There is an emphasis...
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Oct 19, 2006

Temple of literature

The entrance to Temple of Literature is 5,000Dong.Here, you can see the ancient chinese influence to Hanoi city. The buildings are in chinese style with courtyards separated by walls, as well as smell...
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Nov 29, 2004

Temple of Literature

The temple of literature is not only impressive for its beautiful traditional Vietnamese architecture but also for the fact that it survived decades of war completely intact. A stroll through the...
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Jun 06, 2004

An ancient university

The Temple of Literature dates back to the Eleveth Century and was where mandarins were trained in the Confucian manner. It has several courtyards one of which contains a number of stone tortoises...
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Aug 04, 2003

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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Mar 04, 2014

A place to learn, admire and relax.

This was the first place i decided to visit in Hanoi. And i wasn't disappointed!! The Temple of Literature is Hanoi's most revered temple complex; both Vietnam's principal Confucian santuary and...
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Jan 03, 2007

Quoc Tu Giam

Quoc Tu Giam is actually part of the same enclosed complex with Van Mieu. Visitors who enter through the front gate would be on the grounds of Quoc Tu Giam first, then after passing through a series...
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Apr 10, 2003

Van Mieu

Van Mieu is the temple of literature. In its are shrines to the saints who patronize students and scholars. One of them is Confucius. Strangely, his wife and family are also worshipped. Students of...
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Apr 15, 2003
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Ancient House

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Indochina Junk

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Hang Quat Street

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To Tich Street

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City View Cafe

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Nhan Noi Linh Tu

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