Photo: Burning incense at a Cholon pagoda.

Cha Tam Church

Following a coup on November 1, 1963, President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother fled their palace through a tunnel network and eventually sought safety here.


Photo of Cha Tam Church

They spent the night within the church's grounds and the following morning were captured by coup loyalists. En route to military headquarters, both Diem and his brother were murdered. Diem was subsequently buried in an unmarked grave not far from the US ambassador's residence.


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Cha Tam Church
25 Hoc Lac St, District 5
Daily 09:00-18:00

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