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World celebrities spend holidays in Vietnam

Luxury resorts, hotels and cruise ships are leading choices of Hollywood stars, billionaires and State leaders when they spend holidays in Vietnam. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend (now wife) Priscilla Chan visited Ha Long Bay and Sapa in December 2011. They hired kayak to discover Ha Long Bay by themselves and […]

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Vietnam fashion in the 1980s

Only rich kids could afford to break from the minimalist style that dominated in the post-war era Life in Vietnam during the 1980s was known as Thoi bao cap, the Subsidy Period, which came after the country gained liberation in 1975. Basic necessities were all in very short supply and only available using government ration […]

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The cheerful cowboy of Saigon

The 52-year-old man leads a simple life away from the urban glamor. Over the past five years, Vu Duc Toi has been tending his cattle on this field in District 2, against the backdrop of high-rise buildings in the city downtown. Photos by VnExpress/Quynh Tran He buys cheap, skinny buffalo in Cambodia and resells them […]

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Saigon’s aging sign painter

An old bone setter carries on the tradition of hand-painting signs for Ho Chi Minh City businesses. The hand-painted signs that once beckoned customers to businesses throughout Ho Chi Minh City have slowly given way to cheap, laser print banners. One old artist keeps the craft alive. Nguyen The Minh, 67, continues to paint out […]

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[Photos] Travel Vietnam With These Cheeky Nón Lá

Nón lá have become the star of the show for an upcoming sea voyage organized by the Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP), all thanks to a band of whimsical young Vietnamese. As part of the trip’s activities, Vietnam’s team of young delegates decided to create an entire photo album featuring nón lá as the […]

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