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[Photos] On the Road in 1971 Vietnam, From Saigon to Da Nang

This week's collection of old film photos comes from an American service member named Terry Nelson, who covered quite a bit of ground in Vietnam in 1971 and 1972. These shots include colorful depictions of busy Saigon, the completely undeveloped countryside outside of the city, as well as some aerial images of Bien Hoa and Da Nang.

Let's take a brief tour below:

An intersection in Phu Nhuan District.

The Nơ Trang Long-Phan Đăng Lưu intersection.

It's an unwritten rule of the universe that one photo in any Vietnam-based photo collection must include an áo dài and nón lá.

The instantly recognizable water tower on Dien Bien Phu Street.

Stalls around Ba Chieu Market.

I spy cơm bình dân.

A comic rental shop.

Somewhere outside of Saigon.

Highway transportation was a little different 50 years ago.

Do you think they take Momo?

Countryside ruins.

Bien Hoa from above.

The Marble Mountains in Da Nang, way before they stuck an elevator to the side.

A coastal village in Vung Tau.

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]