Venerable Thich Quang Duc Memorial
Intersection of Nguyen Dinh Chieu & Cach Mang Thang Tam District 3
On the morning of 11 June 1963, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc became the first in a series of religious leaders to self-immolate in protest of the South Vietnamese government. On what is now a busy District 3 intersection, the monk’s last minutes were captured by photographer Malcolm Browne, whose iconic image was then broadcast around the world. Today, you can visit the intricate memorial dedicated to Thich Quang Duc on this very intersection. You’ll find a larger, more modern park in his honour on the northern side of the intersection, while the western edge still bears a small altar erected in remembrance of the monk.