Old and new photos show what has changed in the coastal city of Da Nang over the last two decades, from a small town to Vietnam’s third largest city.

This old photo shows what Da Nang looked like 20 years ago, with so many trees and no high-rise buildings.
This old photo shows what Da Nang looked like 20 years ago, with so many trees and no high-rise buildings.

An extraodinarily fast pace of growth and development has turned Da Nang into Vietnam’s third largest city.
An extraodinarily fast pace of growth and development has turned Da Nang into Viet Nam’s third largest city.

The east side of the Han River used to be underdeveloped.
The east side of the Han River used to be underdeveloped.

Many skyscrapers have popped up.
Many skyscrapers have popped up.

These old houses along the coast...
These old houses along the Han River…

… have been pulled down to make room for Nguyen Tat Thanh Boulevard.
… have been pulled down to make room for Nguyen Tat Thanh Street

Tran Hung Dao Street used to be the home of local fishermen.
Tran Hung Dao Street used to be the home of local fishermen.

And this is the street now.
And this is the street now.

Danang International Airport
Danang International Airport

Han Market
Han Market


“Nơm” was a tool using for catching fish in daily life of fishmen

Nơm Bistro
Nơm Bistro
Through long time, “Nơm” becomes the inspiration of design and decoration

“Nơm” was a very important tool in daily life of fishmen, which being used for catching river product such as fish, prawn, eel,… Lately, “Nơm” had turned to be a symbol of fishmen in Vietnam. And, it also the inspiration of design and decoration. Considered as a giant “Nơm”- 12 metres tall facing the Han river, “Nơm” Bistro is creative and unique architecture in Danang.

The image of Da Nang has revived the memories that have faded into the hearts of those who have long lived in the Han River city.

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