The Zebras of Langbiang

Zebras are a better tourist attraction than plain horses...

Zebras of LangbiangZebras of Langbiang | photo: Frank Fox (cc-by-sa)

So when you reach the foot of Langbiang mountain in my favourite city Da Lat, you encounter small horses painted as zebras, for children and other playful characters to pose with.

Zebra of LangbiangZebra of Langbiang | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

It actually reminds me of that story with the lion in a zoo in China. It was actually a Tibetan mastiff, shaved so it looked somehow lionish. When they asked the zookeeper about the animal, he replied: "The people want to see a lion, but I don't have a lion. So better we show them a fake lion and they are happy, than no lion at all..."
Now that's Asia. 100%.

More about the zebras of Langbiang and our trekking tour here.

Oddities in Asia

Oddities in Asia is a cluster of pages containing very short posts about odd stuff I encountered in Asia. Usually just a photo with a short description:
Candles in Hanoi | Weird hotel names | More is more sometimes
Fake zebras | Fire in the woods | Paranoid Saigon
Fake sakura | Powermetal Hong Kong | The world is a pig
There is more to come. At least 20 more images are hiding somewhere in our database and living in Asia you encounter odd stuff every time you open your eyes. Well, the same can be said about Europe I think. Just have fun!

Frank Fox

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