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The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument, Ho Chi Minh City

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Visit the peaceful memorial park The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument and learn the extraordinary history of the Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc. Stroll around the lush gardens and view the central monument of the park is the statue to commemorate the time when Thich Quang Duc burned himself in protest against America waging war against Vietnam in June, 1963. He is now seen as a figure to have reached nirvana (Bodhisattva). Put The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is on a main road, so I drive past it a lot. It's a statue of the monk who set himself on fire to protest the oppressive Catholic government. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it personally, but...  more »
  • Yes it is just a crossroads and a statue, yes there isn't anything exciting to do, but this is where history was changed. Vietnam is 95% Buddhist and without this man it would have been illegal to be ...  more »
  • A very brave man who gave his life in such an extraordinary way. An iconic photograph of self-immolation marks this moment and this statue and small garden area marks the place where he set fire to hi...  more »