The Art of Self-Expression on a Steel Pot: Vintage Photos Showing Graffiti on Soldiers’ Helmets During the Vietnam War

The Art of Self-Expression on a Steel Pot: Vintage Photos Showing Graffiti on Soldiers’ Helmets During the Vietnam War

A lot of the soldiers wrote graffiti on their helmets with inscriptions of their attitudes about where they were and why they were there. Continue reading »

Vietnamese Man Made A Fence From Old iPhones

Vietnamese Man Made A Fence From Old iPhones

Old discarded iPhones in Vietnam have found very curious use. The local owner of the house, working in a telephone service center (probably Apple), built a fence from them, more precisely, lined the wall and columns with them. Continue reading »

Beyound The Postmodern Kitch: World’s First Gold-Plated Hotel Opened In Vietnam

Beyound The Postmodern Kitch: World’s First Gold-Plated Hotel Opened In Vietnam
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The newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, the world’s first gold-plated hotel, opened in Hanoi on July 2, 2020. It even has a gold-plated infinity pool on the roof. The 400-room, 25-storey property will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. Prices start at $300 a night for rooms, or there are apartments to rent costing from $6400 per square metre. Continue reading »

Vietnamese Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas

Vietnamese Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas

A lot of places are starting to open already, but there are still some worries and concerns about keeping social distance between people. Well, a Vietnamese restaurant in Thailand found the perfect solution for how to keep their customers apart—pandas! Continue reading »

Please Don’t Step On The Fish! Vietnam’s Unique Flooded Cafe

Please Don’t Step On The Fish! Vietnam’s Unique Flooded Cafe

Animal cafes where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee and pet cute animals like cats, dogs or even sheep have been springing up all over the world, but Amix Coffee is the only cafe in the world where you can relax as dozens of decorative fish swim at your feet. Continue reading »

Cradled By Two Giant Hands, The ‘Golden Bridge’ In Vietnam Is Unlike Any Other

Cradled By Two Giant Hands, The 'Golden Bridge' In Vietnam Is Unlike Any Other
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Two giant hands seem to suspend a golden pedestrian bridge which recently opened at the Bà Nà Hills mountain resort just outside of the city of Da Nang, Vietnam. Continue reading »

Meet The Cutest Fish Vendor In Vietnam Who Is Taking The Internet By Storm With His Adorable Pics

Meet The Cutest Fish Vendor In Vietnam Who Is Taking The Internet By Storm With His Adorable Pics

There’s a street vendor in Vietnam that appears to be above his competition. Mainly because the merchant looks so appealing, he would probably persuade you even into buying sand in a desert. Continue reading »

Propaganda Pictures Of The Vietnam War From The Enemy Side

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Propaganda Pictures Of The Vietnam War From The Enemy Side

Western memories of the Vietnam War are shaped by photographers working with the American and South Vietnamese forces. These images from the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are less common. These pictures were taken by amateurs and photojournalists working with the Vietnam News Agency, the National Liberation Front and the North Vietnamese Army. They are sensational. Continue reading »

US Soldiers Used Special Boots During The Vietnam War

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Richard Hoffman, 1-2 RT Hawaii

The US Army’s experimental “barefoot boot” was designed to leave the imprint of native feet by Special Forces patrol members. Continue reading »

Vietnam Veterans Dog Tag Memorial In Chicago

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Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast

At the Harold Washington Library in Chicago is a new art installation called “Above and Beyond” featuring over 58,000 replica dog tags — one for each American soldier killed in the Vietnam War. The dog tags, each hung one inch apart, are suspended from the ceiling from a 410-square-foot rectangle. Each dog tag lists the soldier’s name, military branch and date of death. Nearby is a touch panel display that allows visitors to look up a veteran’s name and find generally where the soldier’s dog tag is hanging. It is the only memorial other than The Wall in Washington, D.C., that lists every individual killed in Vietnam. Continue reading »

Peach Blossom in Vietnam

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People pose for souvenir photos along peach blossom flowers at a field in Hanoi February 6, 2015. The peach blossom, believed to bring luck to families, is used to decorate homes during the Vietnamese “Tet” (Lunar New Year festival), which will take place from February 14 to February 24. (Photo by Reuters/Kham)
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Tian Yi by Oliver Stalmans for ELLE Vietnam, May 2013

Tian Yi by Oliver Stalmans for ELLE Vietnam, May 2013

“Memoirs of a Geisha” – For its May 2013 cover story, Elle Vietnam gets inspired by the Japanese-influence of spring collections and Geisha beauty. Model Tian Yi evokes the theme perfectly in a series of images which juxtapose an urban backdrop with the ornate prints and sleek silhouettes of Prada, Dries van Noten, Dior, Thakoon and more selected by stylist Anna Katsanis. Photographer Oliver Stalmans captures the Chinese beauty in this elegant shoot. Photos by Oliver Stalmans. Continue reading »