Thien Mu Pagoda, the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady

This pagoda stands, so serene, on top of Ha Khe Hill but its history is tumultuous. In 1963 Thich Quang Duc rode from Huế to Saigon and torched himself as a gesture of defiance that set off many more acts of immolation. Today Buddhist monks live on the grounds to worship and maintain the shrine. It has seven stories and is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam.