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[Photos] Old Photos Of Dalat’s Lost Railway

In the early 20th century, when Dalat was still a nascent town, the Swiss-built LangBian cog railway was its connection the coast. Joining the Central Highlands town with Ninh Thuan province's Thap Ch...

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Vintage Photos Capture Hanoi On The Brink Of A New Era

In 1986, Hanoi – much like the rest of Vietnam – was at the start of a new era. Thanks to the government's Doi Moi economic reforms, the country had moved from a centrally planned command economy...

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[Photos] 20 Photos Of Southern Vietnam In 1974

These images offer a rare glimpse of Saigon and southern Vietnam in the months before the region was “liberated” by the North Vietnamese Army.

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30 Retro Images Of 1967 Vung Tau

While we spend most of our time waxing poetic over old photos of Saigon, there are plenty of other places worthy of our nostalgic attention.

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[Photos] The Japanese Prostitutes of Colonial Vietnam

Over at her Saigon - Cho Lon blog, Chen Bichun recently explored one of the many rarely discussed layers of history – the thousands of Japanese women who were forced into prostitution across Asia...

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[Photos] Take A Walk Through The Streets Of Old Hanoi

At the turn of the 20th century, people often referred to the Vietnamese capital as “the 36 streets of Hanoi.” Most of these 36 streets lie in today’s Old Quarter and still retain names that reflect t...

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A Train Ride From Saigon To Nha Trang (1952)

During his short time in Vietnam, Swiss photojournalist, Werner Bischof, captured rarely seen slices of life on a train from Saigon to Nha Trang in 1952.

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[Photos] This Is What Life in Vietnam Looked Like 100 Years Ago

When photographer, Charles Peyrin, visited Vietnam in the 1920’s, he snapped dozens of candid shots that offer a rare glimpse into the daily life of locals and French colonists.

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[Video] Public Transportation In Old(er) Hanoi

While the last streetcar disappeared from Saigon’s streets in 1959, Hanoi held on to theirs until 1989. By the time service ended, the city’s light rail system was completely dilapidated aft...

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These 25 Pictures Show What Life Was Like in 1990 Hanoi

These photos, taken just as the effects of “Đổi Mới” reforms were kicking in, show a Hanoi transitioning from an impoverished capital city into one embarking on a path towards the free market.

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[Video] Rare Footage Of 1945-1954 Hanoi

This six-minute compilation of footage offers a rare view of life on the streets of Hanoi prior to 1954.

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43 Nostalgic Old Postcards Of Vietnam

Old postcards are telling cultural artifacts that allow us to catch a glimpse of what people in the past deemed worthy of showing to friends and loved ones on their travels.

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Drone Video Reveals The True Epicness Of Hanoi’s Long Biên Bridge

The Long Biên Bridge is one of Vietnam’s most iconic structures for a reason. Not only is it an amazing feat of engineering, but it’s huge, categorically huge.

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24 Aerial Photos Of Old Đà Lạt

Blessed with a cool climate and rolling hills flanked with pine trees, Đà Lạt, the brainchild of Alexandre Yersin, was founded as a sleepy French vacation town where development and nature struck a de...

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21 Rare Images Of Hanoi’s Street Markets Taken Between 1991 and 1993

From 1990 to 1993, German photographer Hans-Peter Grumpe traveled across Vietnam, taking about 1,600 photos in 20 provinces around the country. One of his stops was in a developing Hanoi whe...

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[Video] Take A Road Trip Across 1945 Vietnam

While road trips have become an extremely popular activity for foreigners living in or visiting Vietnam in recent years, it was also a common activity for these demographics in the period preceding th...

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50 Old Photos of Cần Thơ

Now the 4th largest city in Vietnam with 1.2 million people, Cần Thơ is the “capital of the West” and the central of hub of commerce in the Mekong Delta.

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[Photos] The Vietnamese Soldiers Of WWI

Whereas the story of World War I traditionally filters through the lens of the major European powers, colonial ties produced a transcontinental story with the militaries of France and Britain comprise...

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24 Late 19th Century Photos Of Vietnam

These 24 photos taken between 1880 and 1898 show Vietnam just as France was settling into their role as colonial occupier.

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20 Beautiful Old Maps of Hanoi

Unlike Saigon, Hanoi has been a major urban center for over a millennia, so while the oldest maps of Saigon date back to around 1790, those of the capital go back far further.