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Thai Fishermen | Thailand | Asia

[Visited: October 2005]

While travelling around Thailand, you will inevitably come across many fishermen. They are so common, they will at some point probably become a part of your daily observations and perhaps after a while, you will not notice them anymore. Still, they are an integral part of the country, and on any boat trip, you are bound to see them. They might form a great sight with stunning islands in the background, or a pretty scene in their colourful boats.

Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fishermann arranging his nets on the beach near Ban Phe

But you might also come across fisherman while walking on the beach. After mooring their boats, they get their fish out, get their nets arranged, clean them, repair them, and prepare them for the next catch. Or, walking in a village, you might see their wives getting the fish out of the nets, or repairing them, scrubbing them and folding them to get ready for the next time their husband takes them to the sea.

Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fishermen taking in their nets from their boat at Ko Mook

Early mornings, if you stay in a village near the sea you will hear the droning engine of their longtail boats as they take to the waters for their next catch. In some cases, you might see a fisherman dragging his boat through the sea in apparently shallow water. The typical bow of their boats make the fisherboats photogenic, and they are often coloured brightly, and decorated with brightly coloured cloth and flowers. Fish being a main staple in the Thai diet, fishermen are just a part of daily life, and it is worth paying attention. They make for great sights.

Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Lone fisherman dragging his boat in the sea at Ko Mook
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherboats with brightly coloured flags moored at Ko Mook
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fishermen on their way out
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherman going out to sea under the early morning sun
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Longtail fisherboat in the Thai sea
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherman coming home to Ko Mook
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherboats and fishing village at Ko Mook
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherboats and nets off the Ko Mook coast with islands in the background
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fishermen near Phang Nga
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherman leaving Ko Panyi
Picture of Thai Fishermen (Thailand): Fisherman in Ko Panyi

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