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Sam Sallung

Vietnam - january 1991 to may 1996

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Sam Sallung

Went many times to Vietnam in the last century ;

sometimes living there half a year in two or three vacations ;

It was easy in these years, 25 y ago to prolonge a 30 days visa for 30 or 60 more days ...

 

But if u wanted to travel by bus u had to go to a special police office in Saigon to obtain an authorisation to quit Saigon district and go somewhere else in the country..

 

My photos are scans from argentic one's ; I did that a long time ago so the scans are sometimes not very beautiful;

Hope u will like

 

Saigon - 1994

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Cholon, a district of Saigon - means big market

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They are living all the year on their boats in a repulsive mess and a black water where kids are swimming !! :Oops5:

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Sam Sallung

Still Cholon - Saigon - 1994

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Cholon - 1992

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Saigon - Ly Thuong Kiet street - 1992

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Sam Sallung

Living Saigon on rd n*1 , going to the north ;

I did that on my MTBike ; HCM town , Dalat, Phan Rang , Hue, Hanoi, about 2,000 km in one month;

selling "baguettes" , it's in the morning

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Dalat - 1994

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Dalat 1994

Have a look at the advertising; some french words

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Sam Sallung

I'll continue; I have about 130 photos in theses years - 1991 to 1996

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DanFrank

please do. very interesting. when did Vietnam open up to independent travel ?

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Sam Sallung

Thank u DanFranck ;

About your question, I think it's in 1990 or 91;

but maybe earlier;

I knew in 1991 in Hue an american marines who was at Khe Sanh during the war

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khe_Sanh

He said to me he was coming to Vietnam every year since the end of the war ( 1976) to find and discover where were his friends who died during that battle .

The result after spraying Agent Orange over agricultural land during the  Vietnam war ;

on the photo it's between Hue and A Luoi on the border of Lao

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From Hue city to A Luoi on the border with lao where are living the Ta-Oi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Oi_people

In 2007  the road was in asphalt ; photos taken in 1992

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1992 - an old Renault wood gas generator or "gazogene"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas_generator

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Woman Ta-Oi - 1992

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women Ta-Oi - 1992

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Sam Sallung

The train in Vietnam is similar at what we know here in Thailand

Here between Da Nang and Hue , climbing the Hai Van pass , ( "ocean cloud pass"  )

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When stopping in a station

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two photos in 1991

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Some photos shot in Hue city - 1991 - 92 - 94

Chùa Thiên Mụ; also called Linh Mụ Pagoda

Photo 1992

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Photos 1994

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themehta

Nice Old memories !

Great pics .

Thanks for posting !

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Sam Sallung

Thank u themehta :)

Hue city  1992 - yes, it's a catholic church ;

There are many catholic churches in Hue and also a seminary which is on the road to Liem Mu pagoda;

and a cathedral

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It's also in Hue u can can visit the forbidden city and many royal tombs

Tu Duc tomb - 1994

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Khai Dinh tomb - 1994

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Cheongsam

Thanks for posting :)

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Sam Sallung

If u go to Hoi An, a little bit south of Da Nang , u can see an old japanese bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hội_An

But...a few km from Hue, in the rice fields there is also a similar bridge - photos shot in 1994

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Other photos shot in Hue

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Hue - On the perfume river

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Some portraits in Hue - photos 1991

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Five sisters, all students ( University )

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A few photos shot in Hanoi

The bridge Paul Doumer only for railway and bicycles - photos 1994

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Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

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The One Pillar Pagoda

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Halong bay before the tourists come; it was so quiet - photos 1992

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Sam Sallung

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Tsangyang Gyatso

Amazing photos @Sam Sallung!  A wonderful place to explore in those days. :)

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poppyy11

incredible thank you for sharing.

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