Travel Tuesday – Koh Yao, Thailand

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Longtail boats are the most popular mode of transport in coastal Thailand

The more you know! The longtail boat is native to Southeast Asia and most have a long, hollow hull with a canopy for shade. Designed as a people mover for rivers & inter-island, it derives its name from the engine which is mounted on the end of a long pole which can pivot in the water up to 180 degrees.

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3 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday – Koh Yao, Thailand

  1. Angie Away Post author

    I do wonder that! Think it might be simply to indicate ownership… a lot of those longtails look exactly the same. But maybe it’s just decoration. This one was my favorite for sure!

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  2. Bodlagz

    Nice picture Angie, the colored sashes and ribbons are placed their to pay homage to the journey goddess “Mae Yanang”, by doing this you should have a trouble free journey. I have also seen Thai fishing boats light fire crackers on the bow as they head out to see, this is also to ward off evil spirits.

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