Guidebook Venerable Thich Quang Duc Memorial

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Venerable Thich Quang Duc Memorial

This peaceful memorial park is dedicated to the Buddhist monk who self-immolated, explains Daily Travel Vietnam. Thich Quang Duc lit himself on fire in a busy square to protest the persecution of Buddhists in the South “at this intersection” not far from the Presidential Palace (today’s Reunification Palace) in 1963. “Although he did not plan to make an international display of his self-immolation, a photographer happened to be in the square during his demonstration and a very famous photo resulted,” explains Travelark. “Our guide said that during the demonstration, the monk entered into a higher state of meditation and didn't move a muscle while he burned.”

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