The statue of Tran Nguyen Han is located in the roundabout where the streets of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao and Le Lai intersect – just in front of the Ben Thanh Market.
General Tran Nguyen Han served under Emperor Le Loi during the war against the Chinese in the middle of the 15th century. The statue shows him riding on his horse and releasing a pigeon at the same time. Rumours say that Tran Nguyen Han was the first to introduce carrier pigeons to Vietnam...
Tran Nguyen Hai (1380-1442), a great poet and also a talented politician and strategist under the Le Dynasty and A Vietnamese Hero During the Liberation of Vietnam from Ming Dynasty China in the 14th century. He was a popular Vietnamese National Hero hence the statue here in Sai Gon and this statue faces the iconic Benh Thanh Market at the Intersection of Le Loi Streets and is a nice photo stop if you are going to the Benh Thanh Market but be careful of the zig zagging motorcycles around the area.
Opposite in the Ben Thanh Market's belfry, in the centre of the traffic roundabout, is an equestrian statue of Tran Nguyen Hai, the first person in Vietnam to use a carrier pigeons. At the base of it, on a pillar, is a small white bust of Quach Thi Trang, a buddhist woman killed during anti-government protests in 1963.
You will find this statue of the 15th-century warrior Tran Nguyen Han in the middle of the roundabout directly in front of The Central Market. GeneraL Tran Nguyen Han served under Le Loi. The link is to more information about Le Loi and the insurrection against the Chinese occupiers that he led.
Right outside the Ben Thanh Market on Le Loi Circle is the statues of General Tran Nguyen Han, a 15th-century warrior. The Circle is a busy roundabout for traffic.