As you know by now, the Temple of Literature is one of my favourite spots in Hanoi. Why? Just because when I bring my visitors there (it’s one of the ‘must see’ in the city), I like to look around at the variety of people who gather there. It’s not only a touristic landmark, no; it’s also a place where students meet for class photos, where families bring their children for a stroll in the park… All in all, a pretty fascinating place.

I saw this lady resting on the steps of the temple, seemingly exhausted after a day walking around in the city. Apparently she found inner peace!