Friday, 6 March 2015

The Grey House

While on the highway crawl to our family reunion dinner, we passed this strange structure. Are you wondering if that grey building is a house.  It is a house but not for humans. If you enlarge the photo, you can barely make out the tiny holes in the concrete wall. This is a bird nesting house for swiftlets that make edible nests with their saliva. It is a traditional Chinese delicacy that enhances general health. More infomation about birds nest listed here.


  1. My mom ate some once called "Bird Nest Soup" long ago :)

  2. How interesting. Beats having to climb into a cave to collect nests.

  3. I thought it was a prison at first, not sure about eating bird nests but I have heard about this before.
    Thanks for showing the picture.