Vietnam is a developing country which has changed very fast in the recent 20 years. It has also a long history and civilization of 2000 years. Therefore, there are many interesting things that contrast one another.  This example can easily be seen on the streets of Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

Modern city and vendor women on the street

Urban girl and old woman in minority tribes

Urbanization and countryside

A luxury downtown area vs. a slump on the Saigon river

A Starbucks coffee shop vs. a banh mi cycle vendor in Saigon