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Tran Hung Dao Statue, Ho Chi Minh City

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Admire a military genius who repelled Mongol forces amidst heavy traffic at Tran Hung Dao Statue, a stern looking bronze elevated on tall red marble pedestal overlooking Saigon River. Surrounded by modern skyscrapers, the monument is set in a well-maintained garden. The statue’s finger points downward at spectators as a sign of warning, representing Vietnam’s historic defiance and a firm vision of the future. Surrounded by a pool, the monument to the 13th century Supreme Commander of Vietnam also features a bronze urn dedicated to him. With our international travel planner, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like Tran Hung Dao Statue can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Tran Hung Dao was a great politician and military of the nation, who repelled three great Mongol invasions in the 13th century, and his multiple victories are considered among the greatest military feats in history.
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  • It is with their lives, visiting this statue. If you want to view the front view on the water side. It took us 25 minutes to take the influent. Crossing one of the most busy roads in Saigon. However, you can stand and breathe out, in more or less calm on the river. The problem is, however, that we must back again. Not for children.
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  • Its a grand statue, but in need of some regular maintenance, in the middle of a busy road which is best appreciated from a distance. Its far too dangerous to cross the road to get a close up look/phot...  more »
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  • Statue of Tran Hung Dao by Ton Duc Thang road. A prominent Vietnam warrior of the past. Nearby are modern highrise. Saigon River is just right in front. There is a few kilometres of esplanade along Saigon River. There is a small garden around it with fountains. The water is smelly. Walking distance to Lucky Plaza.
  • I am not a big fan of statues. I suppose i could tell you that it remains undamaged, and the locals love to hang-out here, but nothing special.
  • This area of Saigon is very lively 24/7. The statue of Tran Hung Dao Is very prominently displayed in Vietnam many places for good reason.I photograph this one in Vun Tau.I hope no one takes offence to my copy and placing it here.With his hand out stretched and his finger pointing as a warning to all invaders,beware.I call it the Vietnam, finger. The location here has a lot of nice shops to see,walk around here is fun.These ships caught me eye and I had to have a pic as back home I have a soft spot to looking at ships of any kind.
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  • A public art statue of Vietnamese Emperor who 3 times defended successfully agaisnt Mongolian kingdom (in that time Genghis Khan had occupied almost lands from Western to East). Tran Hung Dao was honored in top great 10 generals in the world history of militaty. Top 10, based on UK Royal council: Megas Alexandros - Roman (Alexandros III), Hannibal - Greek, César - Roman, Tran Hung Dao - Vietnam, Genghis Khan - Mongolia, Napoléon Bonaparte - France, Mikhain Ilariơnôvích Kutudốp - Russia, Vo Nguyen Giap (Vietnam), Erwin Rommel - Germany, Heinz Guderian - Gemany.

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