What NOT to Buy Here
There are some products which you may find for sale here which you should avoid. These may be illegal in Vietnam or your home country, or simply may encourage destruction of the environment and harm to the local people. These include:
* Coral and coral products. Buying these products encourages destruction to Vietnam's irreplaceable coral reefs.
* Sea Turtle products. You may find lacquered sea turtles in shops. This should be obvious--but sea turtles are endangered and all products made from them are illegal.
* Rice wine containing whole animals or animal products. Wildlife populations have been decimated in Vietnam. Many of the animals and animal parts used as ingredients in rice wine are globally threatened and endangered - including the snakes.