Photo by Bao Zoan

From a canal to the first pedestrian-only street in Saigon, Nguyen Hue has become a phenomenon since it was opened last year. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy. Photos by Bao Zoan

Photo by Julie Vola

Vietnam’s urban expansion hasn’t always gone to plan and some areas, particularly on the outskirts of Hanoi, remain uncompleted and unoccupied. They’re not ghost towns, but they might as well be. Photos by Julie Vola. Words by Jesse Meadows

Photo by Jesse Meadows

There is a certain magic about getting up on stage and showing off your talent. And it’s a magic that has led to a growing number of open-mic nights taking place throughout Vietnam. Words by Jesse Meadows (Hanoi) and Vu Ha Kim Vy (Saigon)

Photo by Julie Vola

Emily Petsko takes a trip to Dong Cac, the home of water puppetry. Photos by Julie Vola

Home to the largest cave in the world, Phong Nha has gone from out-of-the-way backwater to thriving tourist town. Yet how do you make the influx of tourist dollars create benefit for all? Words by Nick Ross. Additional reporting by Julie Vola.

Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Out of nowhere, flea markets have appeared in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. But what makes them such a phenomenon? Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy and Emily Petsko

Photo by Jesse Meadows

The running club obsessed with booze has been hitting the streets of Vietnam for more than a quarter of a century. Emily Petsko and Siân Kavanagh meet the runners behind the names and the drinkers behind the ample amounts of beer. Photos by Jesse Meadows and

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