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Followers of Buddhism anywhere in the world are bound by duty to save any animal in captivity . So it's no surprise to find out that the Chinese Vietnamese have adopted this practice of buying, then freeing fish, birds and turtles in the belief it can bring good fortune.
You can buy yourself some fortune in the Pagoda of the Jade Emperor. Rows of caged birds and turtles wait by the side of temple, waiting to be freed...
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