Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Xiding market


Xiding market, a couple of hours’ drive from Jinghong, near the border with Burma / Myanmar, early on a Thursday morning.  It’s a family affair.



The women do the hard work, while the men concentrate on the serious business of early morning boozing.


I wish that I’d included the market trader’s hands in this shot, to give a sense of scale. These chillies were enormous.




I’m too fashion-illiterate to know the name for these hats, but they’re a popular look among the market ladies of Xishuangbanna.

8 Responses to “Xiding market”

  1. dannybeattie

    Those peppers look hot – I hate peppers!

    Lovely contrast on all images, it gives a real street ‘grunge’ feel to it. Great work.


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