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Hill-tribe man checking a live piglet at the market in Mèo Vac (Vietnam).­

I think I'll take this one!

Mèo Vac is the capital of the remote, rugged and sparsely populated mountainous district of Mèo Vac, in the Hà Giang Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam, close to the China border.­

Like all district capitals in rural regions, Mèo Vac has a very lively and colorful market where hill tribe people from all the surrounding villages come to buy and sell their products and animals.­

Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos of cattle markets where live animals are being sold by farmers.­ Some photos of farmers going to those markets.­

Photos taken in India and other Asian countries.­

Some photos were taken at the bull market of Meo-Vac, a tribal region in the North of Vietnam.­

Most photos were taken at a small cattle market I stumbled upon on the road near Mahashunda village in West Bengal (India).­ All the local farmers were there to buy and sell livestock (often young animals).­ Most farmers were Indian Muslims.­

Pigs 19 photos

Photos of live pigs and piglets.­

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.