By train it takes around 2 hours 30 minutes to travel from Ninh Binh to Hanoi compared to a journey of around 2 hours by taxi and 3 hours by public bus. Train services to Hanoi depart every day from very early in the morning through to the late afternoon.
Train Times from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
There are currently 6 train services a day from Ninh Binh to Hanoi.
- The fastest train service from Ninh Binh to Hanoi is Train #SE2 departing at 03:32 and arriving in Hanoi 2 hours 08 minutes later at 05:40.
- The slowest train service from Ninh Binh to Hanoi is Train #SE20 departing at 08:57 and arriving in Hanoi 2 hours 53 minutes later at 11:50.
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Location of Ninh Binh Railway Station
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Temple of Literature in Hanoi
Located 1.5 km by road to the north east of Hanoi Railway Station the Temple of Literature hosted the Imperial Academy of Vietnam from 1076 to 1779.
History of the Imperial Academy
The Imperial Academy was where senior administrators, noble men, and members of the Imperial Family came to be receive an education based on the teachings of Chinese Philosopher Confucius. The temple consists of a series of courtyards in a long row with the main teaching buildings at the rear.
Interesting features of the temple to look out for include the large stones standing around a central courtyard bearing inscriptions of the names of students who successfully graduated from the academy and the many shrines to teachers and important thinkers located inside the pagoda off the fifth courtyard.
Entrance Fee and Opening Hours at the Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature is open every day from 08:00 to 17:00 and admission costs 30,000 VND for foreign visitors.