The traditional basket boat in Vietnam

Published:  01:45 Friday - August 19, 2016

The traditional basket boat in Vietnam

Basket boat is a special boat in Vietnam. It is a small, round bamboo boats, literally known in Vietnamese as Thuyen Thung and used as a mean to catch fish on the beach by fishermen from Danang to Middle – South Vietnam.

This fishing vessel has a long history,  and people who learn to make basket boat ( thuyen thung) must be experienced, with a strong hand and technically gifted. Not many people can use this boat and even if they can, they need time to be trained, due to its unique, conical shape. 

Some use basket boat to catch octopus, and every time they go to sea, they drag from 8 to 10 boats with them. Some even use as a shop on rivers to supply food for fishermen before they set sail. 

This fishing vessel has a long history,  and people who learn to make Thuyền thúng must be experienced, with a strong hand and technically gifted. Not many people can use this boat and even if they can, they need time to be trained, due to its unique, conical shape. In Ly Son Island, Quang Ngai

Sunrise in My Khe beach, Da Nang

In Cu Lao Cham Island

Relaxing time after working 

Alone basket boat on the beach

Basket boat festival in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa

In Phan Thiet

Visit Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An by basket boat


Basket boats are also used to compete in contests, festivals for fishermen in the fishing village every year.

Fishermen come back home

Go through the big wave

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