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May 21, 2016

Vintage Color Photographs Capture Vietnamese Young Girls on the Streets of Saigon in the 1960s and 1970s

Watching an elegant Vietnamese woman wearing an Ao Dai, Vietnam's traditional attire is magical. If you are traveling to Vietnam and only staying in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City (also informally known by its former name as Saigon), you may still see some on particular days.

Ao Dai's (pronounced like “Ow Zai”) are the traditional Vietnamese dress for women. If you've ever been to Vietnam, you’ve probably seen a lot of these traditional dresses, whether it was on locally made artwork, girls biking home from school, or even at your hotel reception desk. It consists of silk pants and a matching silk top that has long panels on the front and back.

Below is a collection of 39 interesting vintage color photographs that capture Vietnamese young girls on the streets of Saigon in the 1960s and 1970s.



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