How fabulous... my last Sunday in Hai Phong and I finally got to go to the Sunday market! Khanh picked me up at 8am and off we went. This market features lots of animals and plants, and it was very crowded, but fascinating of course!
We parked the bike at a 'parking station'
and joined the crowd. Here is a sample of some of the goods on offer...
All the plants were thriving and healthy...
I missed seeing the orchids till we were riding away, but they were stunning.
And of course, the birds and animals:
Song birds, pigeons and geese
and lots of chickens
lots and lots of chickens... and rabbits
even live crickets for feeding the chickens
and lots and lots of beautiful puppies (and kittens).
I was delighted to see the little crab pots at the basket-maker's because a few days ago I bought this beautifully carved timber crab pot that's life size...
How excellent is this presentation? Each one is on a square of fresh banana leaf.