Jinghong’s town market, just off a main corridor called Mengla Road running east-west, is a lively scene of vibrant colors.  Sometimes tropical, sometimes earthy, and sometimes nothing more than a shock of blood red.  So much closer to nature than most places.  And oddly quiet, save for the thud of cleavers on animal bone, the squawk of caged birds, and the watery rustle of fish in their shallow tanks.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market skull and bones House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market pig brainsA tableful of sausages and hams.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market sausage House of Haos Xishuangbanna farmers market Yunnan hamPreserved eggs (thousand-year).House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market thousand-year eggGrilled pork belly.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market pork bellyA little shopkeeper and his chili pepper bushels.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market chili peppersFresh chanterelles and wood ear mushrooms.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market chantarelles House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market wood ear mushroomBeautiful pink bamboo hearts.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market bambooBee larvae, a local delicacy.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market bee larvaeA tray of ingredients for cold-mix salad.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market cold noodlesPickled things and an array of spices.House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market pickles House of Haos Xishuangbanna Yunnan farmers market chili peppers spices peppercorns

 

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