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[Photos] A 1973 Trip to the Market

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

The heat, noise and utter chaos of the city’s trading posts can be an overwhelming affair for some, but for those willing to embrace the pandemonium, a local wet market can be a glimpse into the daily lives of Saigon vendors.

Courtesy of Flickr user manhhai, have a gander at one of Saigon’s markets, circa 1973, below:

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]


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