31/50.- Hue, Dai Noi
The Heavenly Lady Pagoda has two sections. One is the tower you saw on the previous page, with its bell cast in 1710. Behind the tower there is the place where the local monks practice Buddhism. This pagoda played a central role in Buddhism in Vietnam. One of its monks hit the world headlines when he burned himself to death in Saigon in a protest against the corrupt South Vietnam regime in 1963. The car he used to get to Saigon is on display in one of the rooms of the pagoda.