A Glimpse Into Hai Duong, Vietnam Over a Century Ago Through Precious Photos

The Michelin railcar passing Phu Luong Bridge, ancient Thanh Dong gate, Quan Lon Tuan Chanh temple in Ninh Giang district, etc are among precious documentary photos of Hai Duong in the Red River Delta during the colonial period.

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Hai Duong Province is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

The city center of Hai Duong during the colonial period.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

The Michelin railcar crossing Phu Luong Bridge, Hai Duong City, between 1921 to 1935, as documented by Kien Thuc.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

Thanh Dong, also known as Hai Duong Citadel, as it appeared a century ago.

Hai Duong was originally named Thanh Dong or Eastern Land, referring to the area east of the Thang Long citadel.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

Hai Duong station in its early days.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

Bac Hung Hai, the main river of Hai Duong.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

A bustling market in Hai Duong.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

An old commercial quarter in Hai Duong.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

The antique view of Kiep Bac temple, one of Hai Duong’s most renowned temples, in 1910.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

The gate of Kiep Bac temple in 1895.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

Quan Lon Tuan Tranh Temple in Ninh Giang District, Hai Duong, around 1931.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

Farmers herding ducks in a field around 1931.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

Hai Duong City submerged in water during the historic flood of 1926.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

The memorial ceremony of King Gia Long in Hai Duong in 1926.

Precious photos of ancient Hai Duong, Vietnam a century ago

Photo: Kien Thuc

The portrait of a mandarin during the colonial period.