Saigoneer | Old Saigon https://saigoneer.com/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:32:16 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) [Photos] A Walk Down Dong Khanh Boulevard in Old Saigon's Cho Lon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11737-photos-a-walk-down-dong-khanh-boulevard-in-old-saigon-s-cho-lon

Ask anyone who has ever set foot in Saigon and they have undoubtedly heard of Cho Lon. Spanning the western half of District 5 and a few neighborhoods in Districts 6 and 11, the quarter has been one of the most significant hubs of trading and heritage in the city for more than two centuries.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:40:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11737-photos-a-walk-down-dong-khanh-boulevard-in-old-saigon-s-cho-lon
[Photos] Life in 1973 Saigon - Part 3 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11671-photos-life-in-1973-saigon-part-3

On his trip to Saigon in 1973, famed American photographer Nick DeWolf spent a lot of time strolling local streets to capture on film numerous slices of life in the southern city just before the major events of 1975.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 31 Oct 2017 06:32:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11671-photos-life-in-1973-saigon-part-3
[Photos] The Quietude of Saigon in 1965 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11480-photos-the-quietude-of-saigon-in-1965

Thanks to decades of steady economic growth, Saigon is getting more and more crowded as people from all over the country and even overseas decide to settle down in the southern hub.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:53:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11480-photos-the-quietude-of-saigon-in-1965
[Photos] A Walk Through Downtown District 1 in 1967-68 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11278-photos-a-walk-through-downtown-district-1-in-1967-68

Saigon’s current growing pains are obvious: streets are fenced off for metro construction, trees are torn down to make way for overpasses and old apartments are obliterated one by one.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:10:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11278-photos-a-walk-through-downtown-district-1-in-1967-68
[Photos] Lycée Pétrus Ky: Saigon's Famous School for the High-Achieving http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11117-photos-lycée-pétrus-ky-saigon-s-famous-school-for-the-high-achieving

Lycée Petrus Ky is the former name of the school now known as Le Hong Phong High School. Established in 1927, it is one of the oldest operating high schools in Vietnam.

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jkhobson@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:24:35 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11117-photos-lycée-pétrus-ky-saigon-s-famous-school-for-the-high-achieving
[Photos] Lycée Marie Curie: The High School That Has Stood the Test of Time http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11068-photos-lycée-marie-curie-the-high-school-that-stands-the-test-of-time

Marie Curie High School, also called Lycée Marie Curie in French or Truong Trung Hoc Pho Thong Marie Curie in Vietnamese, is a public high school located in Saigon’s District 3.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:29:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/11068-photos-lycée-marie-curie-the-high-school-that-stands-the-test-of-time
[Photos] Saigon’s Colonial-Era Shipping Line Brought the World to Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10865-photos-saigon’s-colonial-era-shipping-line-brought-the-world-to-vietnam

During the French colonial era, the Messageries Maritimes shipping line, established in 1851, permitted thousands of men and women to traverse the seas in order to visit French colonies. It had an especially strong presence in Saigon.

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jkhobson@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:26:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10865-photos-saigon’s-colonial-era-shipping-line-brought-the-world-to-vietnam
[Photos] Gia Long High School and 100 Years of Female Education http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10746-photos-gia-long-high-school-and-100-years-of-female-education

Before becoming the prestigious Nguyen Thi Minh Khai High School of today, this District 1 institution used to be home to Gia Long, once Saigon’s most well-known school for girls.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:35:45 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10746-photos-gia-long-high-school-and-100-years-of-female-education
[Photos] Take a Stroll Down the Streets of Saigon in 1970 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10660-photos-take-a-stroll-on-the-streets-of-saigon-in-1970

The streets of today's Saigon were considerably different from what they were in 1970: fewer cars and motorbikes, and more live pythons.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:15:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10660-photos-take-a-stroll-on-the-streets-of-saigon-in-1970
[Photos] The Vibrant Past of Saigon's Quach Thi Trang Roundabout in the 1960s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10451-photos-the-vibrant-past-of-saigon-s-quach-thi-trang-roundabout-in-1960s

From the city’s early days until recently, Saigon’s Quach Thi Trang roundabout has always been a muse for traveling photographers.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:22:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10451-photos-the-vibrant-past-of-saigon-s-quach-thi-trang-roundabout-in-1960s
[Photos] Before the Bitexco Financial Tower, There Was The Old Market http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10288-photos-before-the-bitexco-financial-tower,-there-was-the-old-market

Most Saigoneers today know chợ cũthe city’s beloved Old Market – as a bustling commercial area spanning a block’s worth of Ton That Dam Street. However, not many are aware that the trading hub used to be located on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, as shown in this collection of old Saigon photographs.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:57:33 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10288-photos-before-the-bitexco-financial-tower,-there-was-the-old-market
[Photos] A Trip From Downtown to Rural Saigon in 1970 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10233-photos-a-trip-from-downtown-to-rural-saigon-in-1970

Have you ever wondered why, while there are plenty of photos of downtown Saigon in the past, one almost never come across snapshots of Go Vap, Thu Duc or even sections of District 5 other than Cho Lon?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:06:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10233-photos-a-trip-from-downtown-to-rural-saigon-in-1970
After Failed Demolition Attempt, This 100-Year-Old Saigon Villa Is in Disrepair http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10205-after-failed-demolition-attempt,-this-100-year-old-saigon-villa-is-in-disrepair

Remember this beautiful century-old villa? It’s now largely a pile of rubble.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 31 May 2017 04:24:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10205-after-failed-demolition-attempt,-this-100-year-old-saigon-villa-is-in-disrepair
[Photos] 24 Photos of 1968-70 Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10174-photos-24-photos-of-1968-70-saigon

How many iconic landmarks can you spot?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 28 May 2017 10:50:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10174-photos-24-photos-of-1968-70-saigon
[Photos] 25 Rare Photos of Cho Lon in 1925 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10081-photos-25-rare-photos-of-cho-lon-in-1925

It’s fascinating to see how the Cho Lon area has been developing over the years from a mere trading hub in 1925 to an important center of Chinese heritage in today’s Saigon.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 16 May 2017 07:18:51 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10081-photos-25-rare-photos-of-cho-lon-in-1925
[Photos] A Black-and-White Look at Hoi An from 1930 -1950 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10047-photos-a-black-and-white-look-into-hoi-an-1930-1950

It appears that flooding in Hoi An is a common phenomenon that dates back to at least the 1930s.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 11 May 2017 08:02:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10047-photos-a-black-and-white-look-into-hoi-an-1930-1950
[Photos] 1969 Saigon: Snazzy Hairdos, Ao Dais and Vintage Cars Galore http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10008-photos-1969-saigon-snazzy-hairdos,-ao-dais-and-vintage-cars-galore

In this collection of old photos, a brisk walk down Dong Khoi Street – known as Tu Do Street in 1969 – meant clean, empty sidewalks and stylish shopfronts, instead of a tourist circus like it is today.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 May 2017 06:37:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/10008-photos-1969-saigon-snazzy-hairdos,-ao-dais-and-vintage-cars-galore
[Photos] Tan Xa Palace: The Oldest Building in Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9980-photos-tan-xa-palace-the-oldest-building-in-saigon

The oldest building in Saigon is now over two centuries old.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 05 May 2017 05:26:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9980-photos-tan-xa-palace-the-oldest-building-in-saigon
[Photos] The Beauty of Vietnam's Landscapes in the Late 1940s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9959-photos-the-beauty-of-vietnam-s-landscape-in-the-late-1940s

Through the eras, Vietnam has seen many drastic changes. Therefore, it’s always fascinating to come across photo archives from decades ago, when the majority of the country’s provinces were still largely undeveloped.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 03 May 2017 09:30:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9959-photos-the-beauty-of-vietnam-s-landscape-in-the-late-1940s
[Photos] Life in 1973 Saigon - Part 2 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9808-photos-life-in-1973-saigon-part-2

Life in Saigon in the early 1970s wasn’t easy, but that didn’t stop the city’s residents from adopting a positive outlook and happy-go-lucky approach to living.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:38:53 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9808-photos-life-in-1973-saigon-part-2
[Photos] Life in 1973 Saigon - Part 1 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9755-photos-life-in-1973-saigon-part-1

You will never be as cool as the ladies of Saigon in 1973.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9755-photos-life-in-1973-saigon-part-1
[Photos] 1972 Saigon, a City of Style http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9638-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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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9638-photos-1972-saigon,-a-city-of-style
Nick Ut, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, Retires This Month http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9605-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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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:36:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9605-nick-ut,-pulitzer-prize-winning-photojournalist,-retires-this-month
[Photos] A 1973 Trip to the Market http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9477-photos-a-1973-trip-to-the-market

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

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 08 Mar 2017 04:54:42 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9477-photos-a-1973-trip-to-the-market
[Photos] Stroll Through 1966 Downtown Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9422-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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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9422-photos-stroll-through-1966-downtown-saigon
The End of Ton That Dam's Chợ Cũ http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9346-the-end-of-ton-that-dam-s-cho-cu-1

As Saigon quickly transforms into a modern metropolis, some of the city’s beloved old relics are fading away with the pressures of development.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:12:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9346-the-end-of-ton-that-dam-s-cho-cu-1
The Ongoing Evolution of Quach Thi Trang Square http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9319-the-ongoing-evolution-of-quach-thi-trang-square

Over the weekend, Saigon’s iconic Quach Thi Trang Square disappeared behind a wall of blue fencing in preparation for further metro construction.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Michael Tatarski.) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:26:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9319-the-ongoing-evolution-of-quach-thi-trang-square
[Video] A Tour of Saigon in the 1900s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9313-video-a-tour-of-saigon-in-the-1900s1

Saigon has always been a source of inspiration for shutterbugs and artists to craft some of their most captivating work. However, while it’s easy to come across photographs of the city's past, video clips of old Saigon are few and far between.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:11:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9313-video-a-tour-of-saigon-in-the-1900s1
[Photos] 1960s Saigon: Fruit Vendors, Honda Cubs and Bò Bía Galore http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9285-photos-1960s-saigon-fruit-vendors,-honda-cubs-and-bò-bía-galore

It's as true today as it was in the 1960s: to experience Saigon life, head to the streets.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:51:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9285-photos-1960s-saigon-fruit-vendors,-honda-cubs-and-bò-bía-galore
[Photos] Saigon Xua: A Touch of Hat Tuong in the Land of Cinemas http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9204-photos-saigon-xua-a-touch-of-hat-tuong-in-the-land-of-cinemas

There’s no doubt that Vietnamese in the past were avid patrons of the arts.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 04:48:10 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9204-photos-saigon-xua-a-touch-of-hat-tuong-in-the-land-of-cinemas
[Photos] Saigon's Charm Through the Lens of an American Air Force Officer http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9056-photos-saigon-s-charm-through-the-lens-of-an-american-air-force-officer

Saigon has always been a muse for artists, musicians, poets and writers, inspiring some of their greatest works of art. However, the southern metropolis seems to be especially lively when seen through the lenses of photographers, who find the city’s bustling streets and vivifying colors very charming.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:25:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9056-photos-saigon-s-charm-through-the-lens-of-an-american-air-force-officer
[Photos] The Last Days of Saigon’s Pigeon Coop http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9045-photos-the-last-days-of-saigon’s-pigeon-coop

The first time I pay a visit to the Pasteur pigeon coop, Le Van Au assures me the place is probably not going anywhere.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Dana Filek-Gibson. Photos by Lee Starnes.) Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:21:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/9045-photos-the-last-days-of-saigon’s-pigeon-coop
[Photos] How Saigoneers Enjoyed Christmas in the 60s and 70s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8878-photos-how-saigoneers-enjoy-christmas-in-the-60s-and-70s

With Christmas just around the corner, Saigoneer takes a look at how past city dwellers enjoyed the holiday season.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:08:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8878-photos-how-saigoneers-enjoy-christmas-in-the-60s-and-70s
[Photos] Saigon's 1955 Cityscapes From Above http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8767-photos-saigon-s-1955-cityscapes-from-above

Even without photographic evidence, it’s a safe bet that 1955 Saigon was a world apart from the frantic energy of today’s mammoth metropolis.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:49:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8767-photos-saigon-s-1955-cityscapes-from-above
The Legacy of Hui Bon Hoa http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8680-the-legacy-of-hui-bon-hoa

It’s fairly common knowledge that the city’s Fine Arts Museum was once home to old Saigon’s wealthiest family, however few people know that much of the sprawling Hui Bon Hoa complex was not actually built until after the great patriarch’s death.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alexander McMillan.) Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:37:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8680-the-legacy-of-hui-bon-hoa
In 1910, Indochina’s First Flight Departed From Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8633-in-1910,-indochina’s-first-flight-departed-from-saigon

Over a century ago, on December 10, 1910, the first-ever flight in Indochina took off from Saigon’s Champs de Courses, the site of which now serves as the Ho Chi Minh City headquarters of the People's Army of Vietnam, near the corner of District 10’s 3 Thang 2 and Cach Mang Thang 8 Streets.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:29:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8633-in-1910,-indochina’s-first-flight-departed-from-saigon
[Video] Saigon's Oldest Known Footage Captures Snippets of Life in 1899-1900 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8575-video-saigon-s-oldest-known-footage-captures-snippets-of-life-in-1899-1900

On December 28, 1895, Auguste and Louis Lumiere debuted the world’s very first motion picture at a cafe in Paris.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:23:35 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8575-video-saigon-s-oldest-known-footage-captures-snippets-of-life-in-1899-1900
[Photos] Vintage Postcards Capture the Grand Landmarks of Old Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8513-photos-vintage-postcards-capture-the-grand-landmarks-of-old-saigon

Today, Saigon’s landmarks are the subject of many an Instagram snapshot – everyone, it seems, has photographed the Notre Dame Cathedral at least once – but in the days before smartphones, Saigon’s grander buildings were featured heavily on the correspondence sent back to Europe by Vietnam’s French colonists.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:24:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8513-photos-vintage-postcards-capture-the-grand-landmarks-of-old-saigon
[Video] Roam the Streets of 1984 Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8499-video-roam-the-streets-of-1984-saigon

Life in 1984 Saigon was harder than it is now, but the lifestyle of the southern hub's residents remains largely unchanged, from our undying love of street food to the eclectic mix of personalities that roam its streets.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8499-video-roam-the-streets-of-1984-saigon
[Photos] Mac Thi Buoi's Black-and-White Past http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8465-photos-mac-thi-buoi-s-black-and-white-past

Through the ages, District 1’s Mac Thi Buoi Street has gone by many different names. However, if this collection of photos is any indication, one thing about the street hasn’t changed: the bustling lane has always been a popular place for the cool kids to hang out, from the 60s until now.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 07 Nov 2016 04:19:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8465-photos-mac-thi-buoi-s-black-and-white-past
Lost and Found: A Trip to Saigon’s Antique Market http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8456-lost-and-found-a-trip-to-saigon’s-antique-market

The second he sees me, rolling down the crumbling concrete path on a dented bicycle, Chien perks up and heads in my direction.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Dana Filek-Gibson. Photos by Brandon Coleman.) Sat, 05 Nov 2016 05:36:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8456-lost-and-found-a-trip-to-saigon’s-antique-market
[Photos] The Black-and-White Magic of Saigon in the Early 60s http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8341-photos-the-black-and-white-magic-of-saigon-in-the-early-60s

Saigon is developing at such a dizzying rate that it’s hard to picture a time when the southern hub’s streets weren’t jam-packed with vehicles. Therefore, what this collection of black-and-white photos offers is a rare glimpse into the city's old days when personal space still existed.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:36:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8341-photos-the-black-and-white-magic-of-saigon-in-the-early-60s
[Map] The Stories Behind Saigon’s French Colonial Street Names http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8186-map-the-stories-behind-saigon’s-french-colonial-street-names

In its relatively young history, Saigon has undergone several makeovers: from quaint colonial town to grand capital of Cochinchina, major metropolis of southern Vietnam and now the buzzing economic hub it is today.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Illustration by Henry Chi-Hieu Nguyen.) Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:55:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8186-map-the-stories-behind-saigon’s-french-colonial-street-names
[Photos] Rainy Season in Old Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8063-rainy-season-in-old-saigon-1

Oh, rain.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:02:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/8063-rainy-season-in-old-saigon-1
[Photos] Saigon Then & Now: The Diem Coup (1963) http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7938-photos-saigon-then-now-the-diem-coup-1963

In September 1963, reporters and journalists began to hear rumblings about a coup that would ultimately topple the increasingly unpopular Ngo Dinh Diem regime.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Brandon Coleman.) Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:59:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7938-photos-saigon-then-now-the-diem-coup-1963
[Photos] Take a Tour of 1990 Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7830-photos-take-a-tour-around-1990-saigon

Coming across photo collections of old Saigon is always fascinating. The city seems to take on a new life in each era, but still somehow manages to retain its distinctive core characteristics: a vibrant urban culture and bustling pace of living.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:45:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7830-photos-take-a-tour-around-1990-saigon
[Photos] The Transformation of Le Lai Street, 1950-1975 http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7590-photos-the-transformation-of-le-lai-street,-1950-1975

The best way to measure Saigon’s 20th-century evolution is by honing in on the changes of a single street.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:43:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7590-photos-the-transformation-of-le-lai-street,-1950-1975
[Photos] Life on the River in Early 1900s Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7528-photos-life-on-the-river-in-early-1900s-saigon

For centuries, life in southern Vietnam has revolved around water.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:26:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7528-photos-life-on-the-river-in-early-1900s-saigon
[Photos] Then & Now: Images From Old and New Saigon http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7421-photos-then-now-images-from-old-and-new-saigon

The southern hub has seen its fair share of transformations over the years. From French colonialism to the swinging 60s, the early days of Doi Moi to 21st-century Vietnam, Saigon’s urban landscape has undergone constant change, and yet the photos below are proof positive that modern-day Saigon is not so far removed from its past.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Brandon Coleman.) Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:59:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7421-photos-then-now-images-from-old-and-new-saigon
[Photos] Saigon Loses Another Centenarian Villa http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7321-photos-saigon-loses-another-centenarian-villa

Yesterday morning, another turn-of-the-century colonial villa met its demise.

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dana@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:30:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/old-saigon/7321-photos-saigon-loses-another-centenarian-villa