Cultural Talk with a Historian at the Temple of Literature


  • Interact with a world-renowned scholar and get insight into the real Vietnam
  • See the beautiful Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university
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What you'll do

It's all too easy to visit a country and never really appreciate how it has been shaped by history and culture, taking it at face value. Truly get under the skin of Vietnam on this fascinating talk from Dr. Tran Doan Lam, a true expert in Vietnamese history and culture.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s stunning first national university, dating back to 1070. In this incredible, beautiful environment, you’ll learn everything you could wish to know about Vietnam’s culture and history.

In a 45 minute lecture, Dr. Tran Doan Lam will present three thousand years of Vietnamese history in an entertaining and truly fascinating way. A well-known scholar, writer and the Director of World Publishing House, he has an admirable knowledge of Vietnamese arts, culture and history, and is the absolute authority on anything Vietnam.

This is your chance to get the full picture of Vietnam, so that you understand why things are the way they are when you take to the streets, eat the food, or interact with the locals.

At the end of the presentation, you’ll get some time for a Q&A with Dr. Tran Doan Lam, and you really couldn’t pick the brains of a more fascinating individual.

At the end of the experience, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

What's included


  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Private, air-conditioned transfers
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You will be transferred to and from your accommodation in Hanoi.

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