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The Temple of Literature is a former center of learning in Hanoi. It is a temple of Confucius and includes the "Imperial Academy" (Quốc Tử Giám,), Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The Temple is located to the south of Thang Long Citadel. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote. Just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Han-Nom. The art works are given as gifts or are used as home decorations for special occasions.

Address:  58 Quoc Tu Giam, Dong Da District, Hanoi ( open from 8am to 5pm )

Tel: +84. 3747 2499

Admission : VND 10,000