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[Photos] A Stroll Along Saigon's Tet Flower Streets in the 1960s

Flowers never go out of fashion.

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[Photos] A Brief Tribute to Saigon’s Old Electricity Substations and Their Iconic Logo

Have you ever spotted these substations peppered across downtown Saigon and wondered what the initials CEE stands for?

in Vietnam

[Maps] A Brief Cartographic History of Hai Phong 1898–1968

Known today by the moniker "City of Red Flamboyant Trees," Hai Phong has always been one of Vietnam’s most prominent port cities ever since its establishment in 1888.

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[Photos] Craftmanship in 1930 Vietnam as Seen in Paris' Specialized Municipal Libraries

In this photo series, the camera's lens focuses on Vietnamese artisans in 1930, zooming on the intricate details of wood carvings and patterns from pagodas across the country, with a generous dose of orientalism.

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[Photos] The Dynamic Life of Vientiane Residents in the 1990s

Even now, media portrayals of Laos are usually associated with a well-constructed image of a nation of quietude, spirituality and natural beauty untouched by rampant development.

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[Photos] Black-and-White Photos Capture the Life and Labor in 1991 Cho Lon

Famous Japanese photographer Doi Kuro once said: "Vietnamese people’s lives are exposed on every street. That’s fascinating." Perhaps that is why photographers visiting Vietnam usually focus on the city's human inhabitants. This set of photos is no exception.

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[Photos] 18 Photos on the Streets of Nha Trang in the Late 1960s

White-sand beaches stretch beyond the horizon, towering mountains sit silently in the distance: for the most part, the natural landscape of Nha Trang remains relatively unchanged between the late 1960s and 2019. It’s the people and skyline that are vastly different.

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[Photos] 24 Photos of 1968-70 Saigon

How many iconic landmarks can you spot?

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Saigon’s Famous Streets and Squares: Me Linh Square

The square known today as Quảng Trường Mê Linh has been home to five different monuments since its inception in the 1860s.

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[Photos] The Glory of Hue in the Early 20th Century

Dated from 1928 to 1936, these rare black-and-white photos offer a glimpse into the opulence of Hue when it was still the capital of Vietnam and the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors.

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Street Cred: The Brothers From Tay Son

Flip through the history books and you’ll find a recurring character trait in many national heroes. From the Trung sisters to Ngo Quyen to Vo Thi Sau, Vietnamese history is full of badasses. While sev...

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[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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Emperor Bao Dai’s Rolex Just Became the World's Most Expensive Watch

Emperor Bao Dai’s Rolex made history this weekend as the most expensive watch ever sold at auction.

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[Photos] A Black-and-White Look at Hoi An from 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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[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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[Photos] Tan Xa Palace: The Oldest Building in Saigon

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

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[Photos] The Beauty of Vietnam's Landscapes 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 larg...

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[Video] Trading Places: The Story of 42 Nguyen Hue

With 42 Nguyen Hue facing an uncertain future, RICE and Saigoneer set out to share the stories of residents of one of Saigon's most popular "cafe-apartment" buildings.

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[Photos] The Children of 1967 Vietnam

Some of these kids could be our moms and dads.

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Street Cred: Duy Tan, The 8-Year-Old Emperor

When the French first enthroned Duy Tan, the youngest emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, their expectation was that a boy, at the ripe age of eight, would not take much interest in imperial rule.

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[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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[Photos] Life in 1973 Saigon - Part 1

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

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[Photos] The Serene, Laid-Back Vibe of Hanoi in the Mid-1990s

Hanoi in the mid-1990s was a city of rich traditions and a laid-back lifestyle.

in Vietnam

A 100-Year-Old French Villa Was Recently Bulldozed in Hue

You might want to sit down for this: a 100-year-old building in Hue has been bulldozed due to poor maintenance.

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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 ...

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