Markets are perfect for catching a glimpse of the cultural side of the place you’re visiting. There you can taste unique local cuisine, hear all the rumors and buy anything your heart desires, be it fresh fish, funky smelling fruits, magic wands or even a monkey skull. Yes, there are places on this planet where you can buy legit baboon skulls, chicken bone talismans and all sorts of mystical stuff. Here are some of the most messed up and bizarre markets and shops from every corner of the world.
1. Beijing Food Market, China
Do not visit the food market near Wangfujing Dajie, if you’re hungry. You’ll probably end up buying a duck, a few chicken hearts, a stuffed eggplant and some pancakes for dessert! Basically, if it’s edible – you can buy it here. And even things that you’ve thought were inedible, like scorpions, ants, grasshoppers and snakes are here as well, so you better prepare your digestive tract for a bumpy ride.