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Thúng chai abandoned on a beach – Vietnam

October 12, 2011

Below, a photo of a defunct and abandoned traditional Vietnamese fishing boat, called Thúng chai, or, coracle. These bowl-shaped boats are woven out of split bamboo or reeds and used, often in conjunction with a larger fishing boat, to navigate shallow water, check nets, and transport the days catch back to the beach. Here’s a photo from last year of a photo of two Thung chai in the bay with people in them.

Here is a great post I found on Woven Bamboo Basket Boats of Vietnam.


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