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A Walking Tour through Xizhou Town in Yunnan Province

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Xizhou Town Market
A Walking Tour through Xizhou Town in Yunnan Province

A Bai local sells vegetables at the Xizhou Town Market.

© 2011 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.
I never tire of going to wet markets. It's fun to see how they are organized and Xizhou's was similar to many others I've seen in China. Dry goods and hardware shops and stalls are located outside the market. Fruits and vegetables are generally segregated and located toward the front. Meats (butchers) and fish mongers are in the back. Around the market many dry-goods such as spices, dried beans and mushrooms and sugar are sold in small shops.

The colors and textures of the vegetables are beautiful and you'll always find something local that you've never seen before. There were many Chinese vegetables that I couldn't identify but our Linden Centre guides assured us that if there was anything special we'd like to try, they could order it up for lunch or dinner.

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