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Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
 Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
A thatched roof house is located along a canal used for irrigating wet-rice fields in the highlands near Mai Chau. Such small houses built of local plant materials may be used by Southeast Asian highland families on a permanent basis, especially if they are...
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Hanoi market women talking
There was an outdoor market across from my hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Though it was not large, it was possible to find anything from combs to shoes to fresh meat and vegetables. Merchants line up in long rows, selling their merchandise from a blanket on the...
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Aerial view of Mekong River joining Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap
Aerial view of Mekong River joining Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap
This view photographed from an airplane shows where the Mekong River joins Tonlé Sap Lake near Siem Reap in Cambodia. The waterways of the Mekong are the region's primary conduit for local trade and transportation. The Mekong River flows approximately 2,800...
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Air vent to Cu Chi tunnels
Air vent to Cu Chi tunnels
An above ground air vent disguised as a termite mound.
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All-Seeing Eye image in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
All-Seeing Eye image in Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh
This All-Seeing Eye image framed in a triangle surrounded by sun rays and carved lotus blossoms is displayed in the Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh. The elaborate temple, located about 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, was constructed between 1933 and 1955....
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Animals for transportation
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 9
Open-backed and slat-sided buses such as the one shown here usually serve medium distance links between towns. Passengers crowd together inside, while luggage, produce, and sometimes even livestock are tied on the roof of the bus. Rural farmers often move...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Anticommunist refugess fleeing Vietnam, 1954
Anticommunist refugess fleeing Vietnam, 1954
USS Montague lowers a ladder over the side to French LSM to take refugees aboard. Haiphong, August 1954.
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Arched doorways and walled entrance into Fukian Chinese assembly hall at Hoi An
Arched doorways and walled entrance into Fukian Chinese assembly hall at Hoi An
Three arched doorways enter the walled compound of the Fukian Chinese assembly hall at Hoi An. The ornamented brick gateway has step-tiered, green tile roofs decorated with carved dragons. A large four-legged ceremonial bronze urn is seen in front of the central...
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Bamboo pipe leading from water wheel to irrigate wet-rice field at Mai Chau
Bamboo pipe leading from water wheel to irrigate wet-rice field at Mai Chau
A bamboo pipe leading from a nearby water wheel irrigates a wet-rice field at Mai Chau. Water is pouring out of the bamboo pipe at left and dropping down to a lower elevation field containing unripe rice plants needing irrigation.
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Bamboo water wheel irrigating rice fields at Mai Chau
Bamboo water wheel irrigating rice fields at Mai Chau
A bamboo water wheel is being used to irrigate rice fields at Mai Chau. The current of the stream turns the large wheel. Curved bamboo slats set at the circumference of the wheel lift water from the stream and, as the wheel turns, dump water into a bamboo...
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Bicycle rickshaws parked in busy Chinatown street of Ho Chi Minh City
Bicycle rickshaws parked in busy Chinatown street of Ho Chi Minh City
Bicycle rickshaws, or cyclos, are parked and empty in a busy Chinatown street of Ho Chi Minh City. The cyclos are painted various colors, but all have a numbered license plate visible in front of the passenger footrest. The large commercial street in the background...
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Bird calls in the Mekong delta
Many types of birds make their home among the rice paddies, homes and waterways of the Mekong Delta. To me, this birdcall does not sound like typical waterfowl in America. This was recorded as part of a multi-day Mekong Delta tour that started in Saigon (Ho...
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Blacksmith in Vietnam
Tourists and locals in Hanoi frequently escape the city by spending some time in mountain villages close to the Chinese border. Unlike Sapa, which is at a higher elevation, Bac Ha is located in a valley. It is considered less touristy than Sapa, but is well...
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Bodies of civilians killed in My Lai massacre
Bodies of civilians killed in My Lai massacre
Bodies of civilians, mostly women and children, are strewn in a road after the My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968. Some are visibly bloody and the youngest child is probably no older than 1. In 1968, U.S. forces considered the My Lai area to be a stronghold...
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Bride walks through street in lacy pink wedding dress and high gloves at Mytho
Bride walks through street in lacy pink wedding dress and high gloves at Mytho
A young bride walks through the street in a European-style, lacy pink wedding dress at Mytho. A matching pink lace headdress trails from her hair, and long white lace gloves reach her upper arms. The bride lifts up the front flounces of her skirt as she walks...
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Buddhist monks on Marble Mountain
A visitor to Marble Mountain, near DaNang, might appreciate the serene atmosphere, the intriguing caves filled with Buddhist carvings, and a view of the city below. Buddhist monks live inside a temple at the base of the mountain. You can hear the Buddhist...
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Bus and commercial building on main road between Nha Trang and Dalat
Bus and commercial building on main road between Nha Trang and Dalat
A bus and a commercial building can be seen on the main road between Nha Trang and Dalat. A coconut palm grows over the one-story cement building, which may be a gas station. Mountains, blue sky, and white puffy clouds are in the background.
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Bus with durian fruit on rooftop along road from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City
Bus with durian fruit on rooftop along road from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City
A bus transports dozens of large durian fruits on a rooftop rack along the road from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City. Durian is a greenish-brown, spiky, Southeast Asian fruit, which grows larger than a soccer ball or an American football. Inside its sharp outer...
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Cao Dai religious music
This music and singing was recorded during one of the regular Cao Dai religious ceremonies that occur four times daily. This temple in DaNang is the second largest after the headquarters which are located in Tay Ninh. Men enter the temple from the right, walk...
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Cao Dai religious music and singing
This music and singing was recorded during one of the regular Cao Dai religious ceremonies that occur four times daily. This temple in DaNang is the second largest after the headquarters which are located in Tay Ninh. Men enter the temple from the right, walk...
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