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VIETNAM 2013 #61

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
This lady sells her fruits (bananas and durians) from boat to boat at Phung Hiep floating market.

The durian is a very large fruit covered with thorns. It’s considered by many as the "king of fruits". It can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long,15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and can weighs one to three kilos (2 to 7 lb).

The durian has a strong smell which is very unpleasant. The flesh is pale yellow and is quite nice to eat with a subtle sweet taste. I tried this fruit once. It worked wonders on my intestines and I had to spend an afternoon in my hotel room running to the loos. You can eat it but at your own risks!

Tags: Floating market Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel PHUNG HIEP PHUNG HIEP DISTRICT HAU GIANG PROVINCE

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johnlw 12 1 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:44AM
Thanks for another great shot.
Regards John.

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2013 9:16AM
Love the story, Jean-Noel, a fruit I will definitely avoid if I ever come across one Wink Obviously the Vietnamese have cast iron stomachs Grin Carol
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
23 Jul 2013 9:45AM
I've smelt it....... WinkGrinGrinGrinGrinBlushBlushBlushBlush
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.1k 155 England
23 Jul 2013 10:26AM
We were forewarned about this fruit in Myanmar (Burma) as well Grin. Lovely light and detail on the fruit.

Dave
rontear Plus
16 8 8 England
23 Jul 2013 10:47AM
Sounds delightful Jean !! warm light helps here.
Ron.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
23 Jul 2013 2:28PM

Quote:Love the story, Jean-Noel, a fruit I will definitely avoid if I ever come across one Wink Obviously the Vietnamese have cast iron stomachs Grin Carol

I think my thoughts run on much the same lines Jean-Noel.
Ron
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
23 Jul 2013 3:54PM
Lovely low angled light fine image!!
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
23 Jul 2013 4:58PM
An interesting fruit that I have heard about

Peter
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:38PM
Each to their own Jean-Noel
The Indo-Chinese version of the pruneWink

Adrian
23 Jul 2013 9:22PM
Thanks J-N

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