Tarantulas: Cambodia’s disappearing delicacy

The moment you arrive at the market square in Skuon, you see the tarantula vendors. Most are young girls, who think making tourists shiver by putting whole spiders in their mouths is tremendous fun.

“Spider, sir? One for 2,000 riels!”

That’s about 50 cents (42 euro cents) for what is considered a delicacy in Cambodia, and particularly in Skuon, a town on the road to Cambodia’s Kampong Cham province that has earned the nickname “Spiderville.”

Read the full story: https://www.dw.com/en/tarantulas-cambodias-disappearing-delicacy/a-44599253

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