Basket Boats (Thung Chai)

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These cute, round boats are called basket boats. They are hand woven then tarred. They need to be re-tarred every six months or so. Local fishermen like them because they are easy to transfer in and out of water. While in the water, the fisherman needs to control the boat as best he/she can so it doesn’t start spinning wildly. Makes me think of the teacup ride at Disneyland!

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