In some countries, people buy and sell strange, unusual items that you won’t find in popular markets around the world.
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Akodessewa Fetish charms worm market, Togo
The world’s largest and most famous wormwood market is in the Lome capital of West Africa, Togo. Scattered throughout the market are the top stalls for long, dry corpses of all kinds of animals such as hyenas, monkeys, leopards, crocodiles, hippos, whales … and materials for sacrifices. The priests can find any kind of talismans necessary for ceremonies at Akodessewa Fetish Market.
Skuon spider market, Cambodia
Skuon spider market in Skuon town (the capital of Cheung Prey district, Kampong Cham province) is a world famous large market. Skuon means “spider village”, attracting international visitors with specialty fried spiders, besides there are dishes of spider soaked in chili oil or fermented rice wine. In Cambodia, Tarantula spiders are used as food. It is said that the taste of Tarantula is a combination of chicken and fish.
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Witch market Mercado de las Brujas, Bolivia
Mercado de las Brujas is a witch market in the city of La Paz. The market displays countless strange items from the house spilling onto the pavement, pavements like charms, healing plants, dried frog corpses and souvenirs, handicrafts such as wood carvings, stones … Especially, Dry camel fetuses are one of the most famous items at the witch market.
Silent market, Indonesia
Usually, markets are noisy places of negotiations between sellers and buyers. However, in West Sumatera there is an active market with sign language. Buyers and sellers do not talk but negotiate with each other by shaking hands under a cloth. They have implicit codes with a finger symbol representing hundreds of thousands to millions of rupiahs.
Gypsy bride market, Bulgaria
Gypsy bride market is held once a year in Mogila, Bulgaria. Young girls come to the market hoping to find a good and handsome husband. At this market, the price of a young and beautiful woman is several thousand euros.
Ka Faroshi Bird Market, Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, people often raise birds as pets. Ka Faroshi Bird Market in Kabul sells a variety of birds such as canaries, sparrows, doves … The dusty road is now full of birds caged in bamboo cages. The market is also a place where people bet on “bird fights”, from large fighting birds to smaller quail.
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