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This Buddhist monk made the ultimate sacrifice for his beliefs and persecution of his people. This memorial is a fitting tribute in the memory of this monk. The garden setting is just stunning. A must see when visiting Saigon.
This is the site of the famous burning monk from 1963 that was almost not captured by the Western press. Whereas Gandhi practiced nonviolent civil disobedience, the Vietnamese's buddists were too frustrated with the minority Catholic president and felt the need to resort to more...More
This a monument to a key historical figure in Vietnam's civil war. It is very touching and informative.
I did not know but remembered a picture from Vietnam's civil war. The picture was of a monk self emolating in the streets of Saigon. This is...More
The map is wrong! Do not click on map for directions.It is at the corner of Cach Mang Thang Tam & Nguyen Dinh Chieu. NOT Nguyen Binh Khiem & Nguyen Dinh Chieu. I tried to fix it but it won't take the new address. I...More
There's not too much to see here, but it's worth the trip. An interesting and yet sad part of Vietnamese history. It's also a good opportunity to get a little bit out of the downtown area and see more of the outskirts of HCMC.
The actual place he did it is marked by a small stupa and is not very remarkable at all. On the opposite corner there's a monument, but it's a bit neglected and there's not really much to see. Not sure what I expected, but this...More
Met our guide here at the start of our tour. He explained the background of the monk's story and it was humbling to see the monument that recognized his personal sacrifice.
I wish though that there was more multi-language displays to explain the story and...More
I was only 7 when the incident took place but I remember from early childhood the horrible imagery on TV of the self-immolation of the monk. That imagery along with the imagery of the napalm girl and the execution of the Viet Cong during the...More