Day 021 – Hué – Good morning Vietnam…

2008/09/24 § Leave a comment


…and goodbye!

My last day in Vietnam I spend in Hué. There sure would be much more to do and see than can be done in one day. However, there are some 20 tombs and after the arguably two nicest, ie. Tu Duc and Minh Mang tombs, it felt enough for the day. I also went to see the beach, some pagodas and else just drove around.

At one of the pagodas I found a somewhat awkward exhibition piece. Most of you probably know the Rage Against The Machine (RATM) cover with the monk who burns himself to death. The Buddhist monk is Thích Quảng Đức [1] who took this gruesome step in order to protest against the political regime who, in 1963, suppressed the Buddhist monks´ practice of their religion.

The picture of the RATM album cover only shows a part of the Pulitzer Prize winning picture. On the original picture you will see a car in the background which is said to be the car Thích Quảng Đức used to get to the spot where he committed suicide. Now, long explanation, the car was exhibited there. Kinda cool…and weird…

After just one day I think all in all Hué sure is a nice place but I am ready for Laos now… 🙂

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%ADch_Qu%E1%BA%A3ng_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c

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