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[2018] Temple of Literature (Entrance Fee)

Temple of Literature Introduction

Influenced by the Confucianism from the China in the past, The Temple of Literature was built in 1070 to honor Confucius (a great teacher from China).

The Temple of Literature has 5 courtyard, the "5" number represents 5 basic elements which are

  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth 

The five elements are said forming this world.

One of the most unique work here is the Khue Van Pavilion (Pavilion of Constellation)

With the name of the brightest star, the work represents the wish of all people to develop the education in order to develop the country.

On the top of the Pavilion, you can see the combination of the circle and the square.

  • the circle means the sky/ the sun
  • the square means the earth

It also means yin and yang. With the harmony of yin and yang, that country can develop in a good way.

Temple of literature Entrance fee - Opening hours - Dresscode

  • Opening hoursOpen all days except for Sundays.
    Opening time:
    From April to October: 7:30am to 5:30pm
    From November to March: 7:00am to 5:00pm 
  • Entrance fee
    Adult: 30,000VND (~ US$1.3)
    Student: 15,000VND (~US$0.7) (Student ID required)
    Children under 15: Free
  • Dresscode

    As Temple of Literature is a formal historical site, visitors should pay serious attention to the dress code as visitors need to be respectable.

    In detail, no hat, shorts, mini skirt or tank-top…when being in worshipping/sanctuary area.

If you are interested in some more historical places in Hanoi, you can also book Hanoi tours to experience new things.

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