The never-ending adventures of a travel writer in Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Phan Thiet Wild Bird Market Continues


Phan Thiet continues to allow an almost weekly Sunday “wild bird market.” The sellers strap a dozen or so cages to motorbikes and congregate at the Phan Thiet Water Tower near the People’s Committee building on the Ca Ty River. The birds are trapped in mountain forests to the north, including national parks like Nui Ong and Kalong Song Mao. Sadly, this is one of the reasons why wild birds (other than common brown finches) are becoming so rare in the area, as well as the rest of the country. 


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