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Emperor Bao Dai’s Rolex Just Became the World's Most Expensive Watch

Emperor Bao Dai’s Rolex made history this weekend as the most expensive watch ever sold at auction.

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[Photos] The Children of 1967 Vietnam

Some of these kids could be our moms and dads.

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Street Cred: Duy Tan, The 8-Year-Old Emperor

When the French first enthroned Duy Tan, the youngest emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, their expectation was that a boy, at the ripe age of eight, would not take much interest in imperial rule.

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[Photos] The Serene, Laid-Back Vibe of Hanoi in the Mid-1990s

Hanoi in the mid-1990s was a city of rich traditions and a laid-back lifestyle.

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A 100-Year-Old French Villa Was Recently Bulldozed in Hue

You might want to sit down for this: a 100-year-old building in Hue has been bulldozed due to poor maintenance.

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[Photos] The Sleepy, Small Town Vibes of Central Vietnam in the Early 1960s

Before it became the modern metropolis it is today, Da Nang used to be a sleepy fishing village.

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[Photos] 1970s Vietnam: Lambrettas, Spartan Fields and Renaults Galore

In the 1970s, urban Vietnam was a Lambretta paradise.

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[Photos] The Calm Austerity of Vung Tau in the Late 1960s

Whether it's 2017 or the late 1960s, Vung Tau is a sleepy coastal town that exudes charm.

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[Photos] Serviceman’s Photos Offer a Glimpse of Sleepy 1967 Phan Thiet

As we’ve seen before, photos taken by American military personnel during the war often help to paint a picture of mid-1960s to early 1970s Vietnam. Such is the case with Bob Kelly’s album of 1967 Phan...

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Hanoi Considers Getting Rid of Wartime Loudspeakers

Hanoi residents might have to say goodbye to the city’s wartime loudspeakers, or loa phường.

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[Photos] Take a Tour of Da Nang in 1954

A collection of pictures compiled on Flickr shows what life in Da Nang looked like way back in 1954.

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Street Cred: Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh, the Yin and Yang of Vietnam's Insurgency in the 1900s

In today’s Saigon, Ben Thanh Market’s eastern and western entrances are joined by Phan Chu Trinh and Phan Boi Chau Streets, respectively. While the two short, cozy roads never intersect, the fate of t...

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[Photos] 1950s Ha Long Bay in Black and White

It will come as a surprise to no one that Ha Long Bay was much quieter in the 1950s than it is today.

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[Photos] The Many Faces of 1950s Vietnam

In this collection of black-and-white snapshots, a famed French photographer finds beauty in tumultuous 1950s Vietnam.

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[Photos] Early 1980s Hanoi on the Brink of Doi Moi

The early 1980s were a complicated time for Vietnam. Still reeling from the end of a war within the country – not to mention border conflicts with Cambodia and China in the later 1970s – Vietnam was j...

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[Photos] On the 1990s Tourist Trail in Hanoi

Packed with traffic, skyscrapers and a growing number of four-wheeled vehicles, today's Hanoi is a world apart from its 1990s incarnation.

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Street Cred: The Tragic Demise of Vietnam's Most Loyal Family

Through several eras of colonization and numerous wars against foreign powers, history has shaped Vietnamese culture in a huge way. In today’s Saigon, much of this rich history is retained in an ...

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[Photos] Funky History: The Traditional Packaging of Nước Mắm

Fish sauce is a touchy subject these days, to say the least. From traditional factories to mass-market producers, makers of the prized Vietnamese elixir have strived to convince the public of their pr...

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Street Cred: Chu Van An, Vietnam's Educator Extraordinaire

To celebrate Vietnamese Teacher’s Day 2016, this week’s Street Cred brings you the story of one of Vietnam's most beloved educators, Chu Van An.

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[Photos] The Rustic Charm of 1990s Vietnam

We could wax lyrical all day about the changes Vietnam has seen since the 1990s. In the past two decades, the country's buildings have gotten taller, its tourist destinations more crowded, its urban s...