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The Stories Behind Vietnamese Bank Notes

Though we’ve previously written about the history of Vietnamese currency, we haven’t deeply explored the beautiful artwork the adorns their backsides which feature not only famous landmarks, but more humble images of daily life and economic activity.

These are the stories behind Vietnamese bank notes.

A tractor in a field. Source: HDR Creme.

Hải Phòng Port. Source: Panoramio.

 

An elephant pulling logs. Source: Panoramio.

 

A textile factory. Source: Thuonggiathitruong.

 

Trị An Dam. Source: Panoramio.

 

Offshore oil rigs. Source: Nangluongvietnam.

 

Chùa Cầu in Hội An. Source: Khánh Hmoong.

 

Phu Văn Lâu in Huế. Source: Panoramio.

 

Khuê Văn Các in Hanoi. Source: Panoramio.

 

Hạ Long Bay. Source: Vedephalong.

 

Hồ Chí Minh's childhood home in Làng Sen, Nghệ An. Source: Travelzizi.

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