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[Photos] The Sleepy, Small Town Vibes of Central Vietnam in the Early 1960s

Before it became the modern metropolis it is today, Da Nang used to be a sleepy fishing village.

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[Photos] 1972 Saigon, a City of Style

Based on this collection of black-and-white snapshots, there’s no doubt that Saigon was – and still is – a city of style.

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Street Cred: Thich Quang Duc, The Monk Who Set Himself on Fire

Despite his peaceful nature, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc is known today as “the monk who set himself on fire”, serving as a symbol of protest against religious discrimination. In today’s Saigon, the venerable monk lends his name to a cozy neighborhood street in Phu Nhuan District, away from the hustle and bustle of inner city life.

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Nick Ut, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, Retires This Month

After 51 years as a photojournalist, Nick Ut is retiring this month.

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[Photos] 1970s Vietnam: Lambrettas, Spartan Fields and Renaults Galore

In the 1970s, urban Vietnam was a Lambretta paradise.

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[Photos] Take a Dip in the 1965 Cong Hoa Swimming Pool

Despite Saigon’s relatively new trend toward modernization, there are a handful places in the city that have managed to retain their function through decades of change.

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Street Cred: Alexandre de Rhodes and the Birth of Chữ Quốc Ngữ

Among Saigon's many streets, there are only four roads named after foreigners: Yersin, Pasteur, Calmette and Alexandre de Rhodes. The first three have gone down in history as sterling health professionals, each playing an instrumental role in important medical discoveries, while the latter, Jesuit missionary Alexandre de Rhodes, is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of Vietnam’s modern-day alphabet.

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[Photos] A 1973 Trip to the Market

There are few experiences quite like wandering through a Saigon market.

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[Photos] The Calm Austerity of Vung Tau in the Late 1960s

Whether it's 2017 or the late 1960s, Vung Tau is a sleepy coastal town that exudes charm.

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[Photos] Stroll Through 1966 Downtown Saigon

Saigon has come a long way in the last half-century. And yet, even as the city is transformed by major infrastructure projects and commercial developments, there are a few things that remain the same, even 51 years later. 

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Japanese Emperor, Empress to Meet With Vietnamese Families of WWII Japanese Soldiers

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Vietnam this week, meeting with the Vietnamese wives and children of Japanese soldiers stationed in the country during World War II.

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