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[Video] Watch the Impressive Trailer of Nguyen Dynasty Historical Drama 'Phuong Khau'

Phuong Khau is an original series set during the Nguyen dynasty, chronicling the life of Empress Dowager Tu Du, the mother of Emperor Tu Duc.

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[Photos] After Bánh Mì, Altar Might Be Vietnam's Next Miss Universe National Costume

Remember the bánh mì dress? She’s dead, and this horrible design murdered her.

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[Video] Saigon's Sneakerheads Kick It up a Notch in New Documentary

While relatively unknown in Vietnam, Nike's iconic Air Max sneakers are some of the most popular shoes in the world.

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On Reconciling With One's Vietnamese Half as an American

My mother is Vietnamese and my father is American, yet I’ve always felt as though I was a tea bag submerged solely in American water. I was born and raised in Minnesota, I speak only English, and I know very little about Vietnamese culture. Even with such little knowledge, I  have always had a strong curiosity to learn about my mother’s home country and background.

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[Illustrations] A Graphic Design Project Inspired by Ancient Champa Seductresses

Apsaras are supernatural female beings who appear in many works of ancient arts in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries.

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A 60-Year-Old Trash Chute Is Saigon's Latest Most Checked-In Place on Instagram

Editor's note: Happy April Fools' Day! This article was part of Saigoneer's 2019 April Fools' Day celebration. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the writer’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner.

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Buu Hoa: An Online Chronicle of Vietnam's Philatelic History

Among the best ways to learn of a country’s culture and history is looking at its stamp design through the ages. These paper tokens follow their owners’ letters to all corners of the world, serving as the most effective cultural ambassador of a country while perfectly preserving the design influence of the period in history they were created.

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[Illustrations] An Idyllic Southeast Asian Childhood Through a Thai Artist's Illustrations

Thanks to the region’s similarities in biodiversity, climate and society, a childhood in rural Thailand isn’t that far off from that in the countryside of Vietnam.

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[Illustrations] Board Games 101: Saigoneer's Simple Guide on How to Destroy Relationships This Tet

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as beating all your siblings and cousins in a heated game of cờ cá ngựa

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Can Gory Animal Statues Shock Vietnam Into Shunning Wildlife Products?

On January 28, three statues — including one of a rhino bleeding with its horn cut off, an elephant whose tusks are broken and two de-scaled pangolins — went on display at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Saigon.

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Burning Paper Bikinis for Deceased Ancestors Is Vietnam's Hottest New Vogue

Some new variations of joss paper in Vietnam are getting too risqué for comfort.

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