Chinese Market
Our last and final stop would be a Chinese market near the border crossing. If you've viewed the pictures of Hong Kong you will already be acquainted with Chinese markets. However, we found this one to be even more interesting. It's always interesting to walk through markets in foreign countries and view the different goods that are available for sale that we don't see at home. In China it's even more remarkable because they will each virtually anything you can think of. You've heard that they eat dog. You've seen the pictures of the snakes for sale. In this market we even found a live cat caged and for sale. The poor thing was really a mangy looking animal and definitely not friendly at all. I guess he was raised that way purposely being viewed not as a pet but a food source.

Enjoy some other pictures from the market.

Dried beans, nuts and seeds for sale

Live chickens, ducks, geese and cats for sale
<< Yes you are seeing correctly. Inside the market we found these dried rats hanging from one of the stalls. We have no idea what they might be used for (medicinal or other), but it does confirm that any and everything is fair game in China when it comes to food or medicine.

Leaving the market we took one last look at the favored mode of transportation in China ... bicycles. It's also interesting to note that Hong Kong drives on the wrong side of the road, but China does not.
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Planning the trip and Getting There
Singapore -- Orchard Road | Chinatown | Merlion Park | Arab Town and Indian District | Tang Dynasty City | Singapore Zoo | Mandai Orchid Garden | Sentosa Island
Hong Kong -- Hong Kong Island | Hong Kong at Night and the New Territories | Lok Ma Chau | Kowloon | Causeway Bay
Macau -- Monte Hill and St. Paul's | A-Ma Temple and Lou Lem Ioc Garden
People's Republic of China -- The Border and Farming Village | Lunch and the Ox | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Home
Bangkok -- The City and Weekend Market | The Grand Palace | Grand Palace (Emerald Buddha) | Grand Palace (Dusit Group) | Ayutthaya (Reclining Buddha) | Ayutthaya (Ruins) | Bang-Pa-In Palace | Chao Phraya River
Phuket -- The Hotel and Popeye | Phuket Island | The Beaches and Local Wat | Promthep Cape
Japan -- Tokyo | Niko & Toshogu Shrine | Osaka & Kyoto | Visiting Friends | Nara | Hiroshima & Miyajima | Going Home
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