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    Phitsanulok boat racing

    This rice farmer is building a wooden racing boat for the upcoming P-Lok boat race usually held in September.

    I have never been able to attend this event, but somehow this year I will make it.
    Phitsanulok Boat Race - Thailand Grand Festival

    No electrical tools of any kind are used! The old man said that he was building the boat for the village and complained that none of the young people knew boat-making skills.


    I don't know if the boat actually floats, but it does hold water. When he was asked how long does it take to build a boat, he replied "a long time."
    Last edited by hillbilly; 24-02-2007 at 08:02 AM.

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    Great pics! I've been to the boat races in Sawan Kholok (in Sukhothai) and seen them race the finished products.

    Are those carved out of single logs?

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    Yes, they are carved out of a single log!

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    is he being paid by the village for the work HB:..

    seems a work of art that the village could be proud of...

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    No money, just one of those Thai 'mooban' things!

    I asked the wife about this and she said 'he has to'.

    I give up...

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    Don't you think its a real shame that none of the village youngsters are helping him and learning this skill.

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