Saturday, August 2, 2008

'36 streets week' - Hàng Mã

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One of the ways to pay respects to the departed is to burn offerings; and where to buy that? Well, right here in Hàng Mã ('votive papers' street). You'll find paper notes and many other items for that effect.

I bought a stack of hundred-dollar bills for slightly less than $0.5; the two young ladies were puzzled at first that a foreigner could even be interested in buying those, and then giggled about it. A fun afternoon!


Hilda said...

Reminds me of a feng shui shop, what with all that gold and red.

And will you be burning those hundred dollar bills? :D

JM said...

You have very interesting posts and pictures on the blog! Good work!