Saigon: Our changing city

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Saigon: Our changing city

VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City residents don’t need pictures to tell them what’s obvious — the city is changing dramatically. But pictures can provide context and help us prepare for changes yet to come.

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Man teaches Saigon street kids to paint in hope of better life

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Man teaches Saigon street kids to paint in hope of better life

Seventeen years ago, fine arts student Huynh Tan Bao first came to the Thao Dan charity group to teach street children in Ho Chi Minh City. Now he has become one of the group’s veteran members.

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Splendid waterfalls in Lam Dong

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Splendid waterfalls in Lam Dong

Lam Dong province is a tourist destination in the Central Highlands popular for its pure air, lush pine forests, colorful flowers and magnificent waterfalls.

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Ho Chi Minh City reflected through Vietnamese photographer’s lens

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Ho Chi Minh City reflected through Vietnamese photographer’s lens

Tuoi Tre News would like to introduce a series of photos from a project showing Ho Chi Minh City in reflection, taken by local photographer Hoang Trung Thuy.

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Binh Dinh police crack down on drunk drivers during Tet

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Binh Dinh police crack down on drunk drivers during Tet

Nearly 600 fines, costing violators up to VND2 billion (US$88,900), were handed out in southern BinhDinh province to crack down on drunk drivers and motorists prior to the Tet (Lunar New Year).

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Fabrics and tailors in Vietnam: a practical guide

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Fabrics and tailors in Vietnam: a practical guide

A fast way to get immersed in the midst of Vietnamese culture is to visit markets. And you are in luck, because Vietnam has a lot of them. Everywhere you go there are markets, indoor markets, outdoor markets, river markets, flower markets, ethnic markets.

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In pictures: Love story of the 1.1m couple

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In pictures: Love story of the 1.1m couple

VietNamNet Bridge – A young man’s love was refused by his current wife because of fear that their children would be as short - 1.1 meters - as their parents. The two families also opposed their marriage for a long time.

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Hoi An starts tourism programme

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Hoi An starts tourism programme

UNESCO heritage site Hoi An has launched a tourism stimulus programme with the participation of travel and services companies to attract tourists.

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Image: New Year atmosphere at Saigon flower markets

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Image: New Year atmosphere at Saigon flower markets

VietNamNet Bridge – Flowers and ornamental trees from southwestern provinces and peach trees from the northern region have flooded HCM City spring flower markets.

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The tale of a street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

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The tale of a street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City

Catinat Street, the original name of Dong Khoi in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, was a unique fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese and French influences around a century ago.

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Image: Million USD supercars of Saigon’s tycoons

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Image: Million USD supercars of Saigon’s tycoons

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of supercars in HCM City has reached almost 100, so it is not difficult to see luxury cars worth hundreds of thousands of USD on Saigon streets.

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Largest Saigon spring flower festival in pictures

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Largest Saigon spring flower festival in pictures

About 3,000 exhibits of the most special flowers, bonsai and art rocks, among other items, are being displayed at the Spring Flower Festival, which opened on February 3 evening in Tao Dan Park in District 1, HCM City.

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2016 in pictures

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Nguyen Hue Flower Street 2016 in pictures

The 720-meter-long street of Nguyen Hue running from Ho Chi Minh Statue in front of HCM City Hall to Ton Duc Thang Street by the Saigon River has become a must-see venue for Lunar New Year revelers.

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A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

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A Saigon leaf market that can only be seen once a year

This is a unique market in Tan Binh District. Every year, from the 20th to 28th of the final lunar month, sellers of dong leaves and bamboo strings would gather along Cach Mang Thang Street. The leaves are used to wrap a traditional cake called banh chung. Photos credit: Thanh Hoa/Saigon Times Online

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The special market in Saigon that only emerges before Tet (photos)

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The special market in Saigon that only emerges before Tet (photos)

Have you ever wondered why a short section on Cach Mang Thang Tam, one of the longest streets in Ho Chi Minh City, is full of people selling a kind of big, green leaves these days?

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