Across Vietnam, from past to present

By VnExpress   December 19, 2016 | 10:47 am GMT+7

Take a look at how popular destinations have changed since the 1980s.

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Hanoi in the early 1980s (above) by late British historian John Ramsden, and the contemporary capital by Pham Tien Dung

 
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People in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son go to an early market (above) in a photo by former AFP correspondent Michael Blanchard, and a modern shot of the province by Thai Sinh.

 
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Hue's former citadel with a small drinks shop in the 1980s by late Welsh photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths, and with a selfie stick in a photo by Bui Ngoc Vinh.

 
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Children play with a stranded battleship in Da Nang in a photo by Philip Johns Griffiths, and a more peaceful setting by Do Thanh Mai.

 
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Between a 1988 photo by diligam_te and a new one by Doan Thanh Ha, tourism services in Nha Trang have really boomed.

 
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Da Lat's shops by Michael Blanchard and the hotel-packed city more than 30 years later by Bui Khac Thien.

 
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Children in the central beach town of Phan Thiet rush to see some foreigners in 1986, as captured by diligam_te. The other photo by Nguyen Chi Khuong captures children at a poor fishing village.

 
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The Cao Dai Holy See in the southern province of Tay Ninh, by Philip Johns Griffiths and Thai Quoc Phong.

 
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Saigon's iconic Chinatown market Binh Tay, captured in 1988 by diligam_te, and in November 2016, before it was closed for a grand rennovation, by Barack Huy.

 
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The beach town of Vung Tau captured in 1989 by American photographer David Alan Harvey, and the town today by Kien Huy.

 
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Philip Jones Griffiths' version in the 1980s and a more recent shot by Tran Bao Hoa show the Mekong Delta has not changed much.

 

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