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18 Photos That Combine Past And Present Vietnam In A Single Image

We love before and after shots of Vietnam as much as anyone, to the point where we’ve dedicated an entire Facebook group to the comparisons. But Vietnamese photographer, Khánh Hmoong, takes this concept to the next level, overlaying historical images on top of present scenes, making for a wonderful juxtaposition.

From Hanoi street cars to Hoi An's Japanese Bridge, Khánh brings an often missing sense of history to places we pass every day.

To see all the photos from this collection as well as Khánh’s other work, head over to his Flickr account.

Tram on Hanoi street, circa 1980's.

Vũng Tàu, circa 1967. Original photo by Bruce Tremellen.

Vũng Tàu street, circa 1960s.

Vũng Tàu church, circa 1954. 

Students on Trường Tiền Bridge, Huế, circa 1960s.

Guards, Huế, circa early 20th century.

Japanese Bridge, Hội An, circa late 19th century.

Hoi An street, circa late 19th century.

The Big White Buddha in Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang circa 1966.

Đà Lạt Railway Station, circa 1948.

Đà Lạt Map Enterprise, circa 1940.

Trần Hưng Đạo Street, circa 1960s.

Gia Long High School in HCMC, circa 1965-66.

Ngộ Phước pogada, circa 1967-69. Original photo by John Copeland.

Lê Hồng Phong bridge, then and now.

Nha Trang, circa 1967-69. Original photo by John Copeland.

Nha Trang, circa 1966 and now.

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