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Relive Your Memories of Saigon Water Park via These Photos by One of Its Makers

Although water parks involve a combination of two of the most tedious human experiences, standing in lines and prolonged direct sun exposure, the now-demolished Saigon Water Park was an icon of 2000s Saigon that remains a crucial cornerstone of many city dwellers' memories.

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[Photos] What Vintage School Assignments Can Teach Us About 1933 Vietnam

Cultural artifacts like artwork can reveal fascinating insights into our ancestors’ past life, though the pieces below are far from the kind of artistic creations that get featured in museums.

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Street Cred: The Fame and Shocking Death of Cải Lương Icon Thanh Nga

Fame, murder, sex and music — this story has it all. 

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Vauban Architecture: The Foundation of Central and Northern Vietnam's Citadels

Let's get historical. 

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A Brief Primer on Vice and Sex Trade in Colonial Vietnam

War loves sex. Sex loves war.

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[Photos] The Retro Artistry of Vietnam's Hand-Drawn Song Sheet Covers

Does a song have a color?

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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