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  1. [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.


  2. [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.


  3. [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.


  4. [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.


  5. [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.