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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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How to see the best of Vietnam in two weeks

If you have only two weeks to explore one country in Southeast Asia, visit Vietnam! No matter who you are – an adventurer, a foodie, a beach hopper or a history buff – Vietnam always has something to offer. This amazing country has made a name for itself on the global map thanks to its […]

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Sunflower garden shines for Saigon’s camera hams

Hundreds are flocking to capture shots with the yellow blooms. News is spreading in Saigon about a new photography set filled with golden sunflowers in the southern province of Dong Nai. Taking about one hour by motorbike, visitors can witness a plantation of proud sunflowers near Saigon instead of taking the long journey to the […]

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Vietnamese Designer Sparks Debate With Modernized National Costume

Miss Vietnam’s national costume for the 2016 Miss Supranational beauty pageant, created by designer Le Long Dung, has sparked debate over its cultural accuracy.  Tuoi Tre reports that Dung’s 45-kilogram costume, called ‘Vietnamese Golden Lotus’, will be worn by model Kha Trang at the pageant, set to be held in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland on December 2. […]

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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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