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Da Nang, then and now

By VnExpress   January 7, 2017 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

Old and new photos show what has changed in the coastal city of Da Nang over the last two decades, from a small town to Vietnam's third largest city.

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This old photo shows what Da Nang looked like 20 years ago, with so many trees and no high-rise buildings.

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An extraodinarily fast pace of growth and development has turned Da Nang into Vietnam’s third largest city.

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The east side of the Han River used to be underdeveloped.

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Many skyscrapers have popped up.

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The waterfront area was once occupied by small houses.

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Now it is the administration hub.

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These old houses along the coast...

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… have been pulled down to make room for Nguyen Tat Thanh Boulevard.

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Tran Hung Dao Street used to be the home of local fishermen.

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And this is the street now.

Photo courtesy of Ong Van Sinh

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