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Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument in Ho Chi Minh City is a memorial that honours the Buddhist monk's final act of courage in the face of religious discrimination. He self-immolated in the middle of a busy road to protest the killings of Buddhists by then-president Ngo Dinh Diem. The act has been immortalized by a memorial that shows him wreathed in flames in front of a bas-relief.
On his memory and to keep his brave deed alive in the hearts of the people, the Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument was built in 2010 as a memorial, around the corner of the same intersection, where he self-immolated. The park consists of an elevated structure of Quang Duc, encompassed into rising flames. It is truly a peaceful place. Learning the story of Quang Duc will help you understand a little bit of Vietnam's history, as this sacrifice is not to be sympathized but to be acknowledged. Malcolm Brown, an American journalist, photographed the incident. His photographs act as the ultimate evidence to this horrific yet heroic incident.
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