n yet another example of the benefits of Chinese tourism, a woman in Thailand is helping to pay for her daughter’s education by being a “pigeon spooker.”
At Chiang Mai’s Tha Pae Gate, the woman, named Noon, offers her services, helping tourists add a bit of life to their photos against the red brick wall by scaring pigeons into the shot at just the right time.
Noon said that she earns between $1 and $1.50 for each photo and that her primary source of income is Chinese tourists.
Thailand has long been Chinese tourists’ country of choice. When not posing with pigeons, they can also be found at the buffet line.