Chine bLog friend David Witzel was recently in Vietnam with his family and agreed to serve as a special corespondent for us, capturing pictures of traditional Vietnamese boats. Happily, he found some nice ones. We don’t have the backstory on them, but they are nice to study anyway.
River craft from along the Mekong, including a ferry and perhaps some liveaboards.
The ferry looks like she might be wooden
Ha Long Bay
Need to visit here. Badly.
Interesting rowing style here:
And, of course, the basket boat. David said he saw those in it use a unique paddling motion, but he couldn’t describe it.