Photographer's eye: Food markets

By Tomas Slavicek   April 28, 2016 | 08:11 am GMT+7
Street markets with fresh fruit and vegetables and meat are something you almost don't see in western countries, but you can’t miss them in Asia.
Photographer's eye: Food markets

Seller preparing spicy sausage well known in North Thailand, market close to the Chiang Mai Gate, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Worker pushing barrow through the Khua Din Market in Vientiane, Laos. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Old lady peeling vegetables in her stall, Khua Din Market in Vientiane, Laos. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Various kinds of vegetables displayed in one of many stalls at Đồng Xuân Market, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Local vendor weighing potatoes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Butcher shop close to the Chiang Mai Gate, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Naked chickens ready to sell, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Fishes in a metal bowl between two stalls, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Rice, seeds, nuts and vegetables for sale at Đồng Xuân Market, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Woman getting cooler with a help of fan in a hot day at market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Lady with dry seafood for sale having a lunch break at Đồng Xuân Market, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Street vendor peeling a pomelo at Đồng Xuân Market, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Mango stall at the Khua Din Market in Vientiane, Laos. 

Photographer's eye: Food markets

Men fixing stall at the Khua Din Market in Vientiane, Laos. 

If you want to buy fruit in the West, you usually go to one of many big supermarkets. Where from almost hospital clean boxes you choose the food that you want, weigh it yourself and in some places even pay without talking to a supermarket employee.   

Maybe that's the reason why tourists like fresh markets in Southeast Asia. Something so common for local residents is astounding for tourists. All the smells, noise and hustle and bustle in local markets, mixing with sleeping vendors during lunchtime with motorbikes whizzing by. 

Photographs were taken at different (not only) food markets in Vientiane, Laos; Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Hanoi, Vietnam. 

 
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