Temple of Literature In Hanoi

Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam

Explore the traditional Vietnamese architecture at Temple of Literature
Tourism in Hanoi

Rated 4.5/5 (based on 236 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit

Mar - Apr, Sep - Nov

Ideal Duration

5-6 Days


On Arrival

Starting from

Rs. 12,683
  • Adventure
  • Ideal for friends
  • Romantic

About Temple of Literature in Hanoi

Temple of Literature is considered as one of Hanoi’s most sacred places, not only for religion or spirituality but for education as well. The temple was originally built in 1070 AD as a university dedicated to Confucianism, during the reign of third Ly emperor Ly Thanh Tong. The architecture of the Temple of Literature Hanoi resembles the trademark Chinese style which has been followed for all Confucian temples after his birthplace. It was later renovated in bits and pieces by the Tran dynasty. What stands now is a spectacular example of Indochinese architecture and a reflection of the country’s several imperial histories as well.

Back when classism was at its peak and a norm in the Vietnamese society, only high elites, aristocrats and royals could get the chance to study in this hallowed institution of Temple of Literature. This is where the king and the courtesan’s children took their lessons in literature under Confucian faith. But eventually that passed and the sacred gates of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi were opened up to the commoners as well, thus becoming the first university of Vietnam. To honour every successful graduate of the institution, their names are engraved on the stone stele at the top of the stone turtles.

When one visits the Temple of literature, they can explore five courtyards separately and the engraved names of the graduates. The first and second courtyards are beautiful and well-maintained gardens and the third one has a large pond which is called the Well of Heavenly Clarity. The fourth courtyard is home to a statue of Confucius and the House of Ceremonies, thus called the Sage Courtyard. The last and final one is called Thai Hoc where a large drum and the bell tower are situated. If you visit Vietnam and more specifically, the capital Hanoi, Temple of Literature should definitely be on the itinerary.

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All

Places To Visit In Hanoi

Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destination

View All

Things To Do In Hanoi

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

View All

How To Reach Temple of Literature in Hanoi

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


    Your Information will be kept confidential

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace


    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers



    Easy, Secure & Reliable




    Quality Control



    Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    View All

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Hanoi

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    No, the entry to the Temple of Literature costs 10,000 VND.

    Unlike many other temples in Vietnam, Temple of Literature has no such boundaries. However, one should dress decently and keep shoulders and legs covered before entering the temple.

    The Temple of Literature was built in 1070 AD, so it is almost 950 years old.

    How It Works

    Personalise This Package
    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
    Get Multiple Quotes
    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
    Book The Best Deal
    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.

    Corporate Office:

    Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited

    Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,

    Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,

    Gurugram -122015,Haryana

    Landline: 1800 123 5555

    Connect with us on :

    Payment Options

    Made with

    in India

    All rights reserved © 2018